AQA A2 Music Study Guide (4th Revised edition)

AQA A2 Music Study Guide (4th Revised edition)

By: Richard Knight (author)Paperback

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This study guide includes: Detailed step-by-step analysis of the two set works: Elgar's 1st Symphony and Shostakovich's 5th Symphony In-depth commentary on each of the three Areas of Study, covering a varied selection of music Revision of the technical vocabulary already learnt for the AS listening paper, and a comprehensive section covering the new terms required at A2 level Structured advice that will guide you successfully through any of the three composition briefs for Unit 5 Valuable guidance on how to prepare for your final performance for Unit 6 A glossary of key technical terms

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Richard Knight read music at St John's College, Oxford, and has been director of music at two leading independent schools. He now combines teaching with work as a principal examiner at A level and is on the panel of examiners for the ABRSM. Richard has also written study guides for GCSE and A2 specifications from AQA. As a composer, Richard has a large catalogue to his name, covering orchestral, chamber, church and school music. Recent works have included a setting of Hail to the Lord's anointed for a school choir tour to New York, a set of four pieces for tango quintet, seven waltzes for school orchestra, and a serenade for oboe and two clarinets. Richard has a particular interest in all things South American.


Introduction Unit 4: Music in Context Listening Area of Study 1 Elgar Symphony No. 1 Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 Historical Study Area of Study 3a English choral music in the 20th Century Area of Study 3b Chamber music from Mendelssohn to Debussy Area of Study 3c Four decades of jazz and blues 1910-1950 Unit 5 Developing Musical Ideas Compositional Techniques Free Composition or Pastiche Arranging Unit 6 A Musical Performance Glossary

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  • publication date: 06/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781780384924
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9781780384924
  • ISBN10: 1780384920
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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