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Summer Homework

You must …

  • Complete the WCT Melody Task using the method outlined on this site. It is really important you follow the instructions on the method very carefully so that your melodies are genuinely WCT in technique, style and structure.
    [this can be done on Noteflight, Musescore or similar if you haven’t Sibelius at home and then you can upload/import it in September]
  • Update your Debussy score annotations, making sure that everything from the Debussy Revision Notes is included

You should …

  • Start planning and making some sketches for you second (and third) compositions. You can email me any work for comments over the summer if you wish
  • Do some listening to WCT Wider Listening works on Moodle, using the revision notes as a guide

You could …

  • Listen to the other movements of the Debussy (that we are not studying) [Youtube]
  • Listen  to the second movement of the Poulenc Trio that we are studying next year [Youtube]
  • Do some general background listening and reading using the SHOM pages on here as a starting point (more tracks on Moodle)

 

 

Year 12 Homework w/c 3rd July

Twentieth Century Composition Homework (due Friday 14th July)
Choose two of your three ideas (pentatonic, whole-tone and octatonic) and write at least two Rotations in the manner of Debussy’s Nuages.

32-bar song form composition (due Friday 7th July)
Improve and expand your 32-bar song.  You can add an introductory (sectional) verse, turn it into a duet, orchestrate it, expand the B or returning A of the AABA itself.

Performance and Composition Planning (Monday 10th July)
Please complete the planners given out in class. The compostion planner is available for download here but if you lose the performance one you will have to ask me for a new one as they are personalized.

Year 12 Homework w/c 26th June

C20 Composition (Friday 30th June)

Compose an octatonic passage – see notes for help.

MT Composition (Friday 7th July)

Now please improve and expand your 32-bar song.  You can add an introductory (sectional) verse, turn it into a duet, orchestrate it, expand the B or returning A of the AABA itself.

Performance and Composition Planning (Monday 10th July)

Please complete the planners given out in class. The compostion planner is available for download here but if you lose the performance one you will have to ask me for a new one as they are personalized.

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.