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Homework Year 12 w/c 19th June

C20 Composition Homework (upload to Moodle by end of Friday 16th June)
Please complete 6-12 bars of music based on a whole-tone scale.

  • Stuff on whole-tone scales is here
  • You can base your texture on one of these string quartets or you could look through some of the more adventurous textures on Moodle – either orchestral examples OR the general narrative music examples a bit further down

Musical Theatre Composition Homework (upload to Moodle by end of Friday 23rd June) – continued from last week
Please complete a piece in 32-bar song form according to this brief. The idea is to do the basic 32-bar song for this deadline and then expand it in the next couple of weeks.

Debussy
Please make sure that your full score has the same section information in it as the piano score.

w/c 12th June

C20 Composition Homework (upload to Moodle by end of Friday 16th June)
Please complete 6-12 bars of music based on a pentatonic scale.

  • Stuff on pentatonic scales are here
  • I would prefer you to base your texture on one of these string quartets but if you have a strong idea for a piano or orchestral texture then you can do that instead

Musical Theatre Composition Homework (upload to Moodle by end of Friday 23rd June)
Please complete a piece in 32-bar song form according to this brief. The idea is to do the basic 32-bar song for this deadline and then expand it in the next couple of weeks.

Year 12 Homework w/c 24th April

Composition (upload by the end of Friday – or Saturday if you have Sibelius at home)

For the end of this week:

1)Make improvements as suggested on feedback

2)Add two textures adapted from Basic String Quartet textures (on composition page of alevelmusic.com) OR any WCT examples on Eduqas Moodle

Some general points:

  • Pedals – need dissonances (see notes on composition page)
  • Harmonic sequences (see notes on composition page)
  • Parallel motion and octave unisons can be simpler
  • Diminished seventh voice leading (see notes on composition page)
  • Cadential 6/4 voice-leading
  • Stepwise to cadences

Essay
Use the structure exemplar given out in class to write an essay on development of sonata form (see notes on essay practice handout and also your own essay from the exam).

Revision
Remember to revise for short answer knowledge tests next WEDNESDAY.

Year 12 Easter Homework

Listening Diary

Please complete a listening diary. It should consist of a table with one side being the name and details of the piece (i.e. composer, date etc.) and the other being some notes about what is important about the piece and anything you noticed or thought about when listening to it. You only need to write rough notes and it can either be handwritten or word-processed. You should listen to around 20 movements taken from a broad selection of the Wider Listening Symphonies and featured Musicals Composers. All music and scores you need are on Moodle.

5-mark practice
Complete at least TWO harmonic analysis practice questions

Essay practice
Complete bullet-pointed notes for at least ONE essay.

Reading
You should read through the relevant parts of the study guide – all the composers other than Schwartz and the AoS A notes.

w/c 3rd April

Composition (end of Friday)

There will be a box for printed compositions and logs in the top corridor outside the music room

Listening
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Year 12 Homework w/c 20th March

Composition

Please resubmit your work in progress on Moodle by the end of Friday

Symphony (for Monday 27th in the lesson)

Please write notes for an essay on the following title:

Outline the development of the orchestra in symphonic writing from 1750-1900

You should refer to around 8-10 specific examples and as part of this homework, make sure you listen to the examples that you are talking about on Moodle and you could even look at the scores. All the material is in a folder at the bottom of the AoS A section on the Eduqas Moodle. Although you do not need to write a full essay, you do need to write in sentences and explain how your examples relate to the development that you are discussing.

Year 12 Homework w/c 13th March

Composition

Please start one of the Internal Assessment Composing Briefs given out no Monday. Hand in your initial theme for whichever brief you choose by the end of Friday this week (NOTE: don’t worry about the post-assessment tasks for now, I would rather you concentrated on this brief). Longer term deadlines can be found on dates and deadlines page.

AoS A/C

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