AQA as Music Study Guide (5th Revised edition)

AQA as Music Study Guide (5th Revised edition)

By: Richard Knight (author)Paperback

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The study guide includes: Advice on how to listen and what to listen for in Unit 1, Section A: Listening A detailed study of Haydn's Symphony No. 104, movements 1 and 3, for Section B Clear, helpful introductions to the Areas of Study for Section C: Baroque Choral Music, Musicals 1940-1980, and British Popular Music From 1960 Guidance for Unit 2: Creating Musical Ideas, looking at what is involved in Brief A compositional techniques, Brief B free composition or pastiche, and Brief C arranging Advice on what is required for Unit 3: Interpreting Musical Ideas A glossary explaining all the important musical terms you will need to know. It is written in a clear and helpful style, and illustrated throughout with musical examples to explain the concepts you will encounter in the music. Sample exam-style questions at the end of sections provide exam practice during the year.

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Richard Knight read music at St John's, 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. Recently Richard has worked as composer to Opera Room, writing three operas including 'The Invited' premiered in St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, in November 2013. His music has been heard at the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festivals in London in 2012 and 2014. Richard also has a particular interest in all things South American.


Introduction About the course About this guide Unit 1: Influences on Music Section A: Listening Section B: Area of Study 1 (Haydn Symphony No. 104, movements 1 and 3) Section C: Area of Study 2a (Baroque choral music) Area of Study 2b (Musicals, 1940-1980) Area of Study 2c (British popular music from 1960) Unit 2: Creating Musical Ideas Brief A: Compositional techniques Brief B: Free composition or pastiche Brief C: Arranging Unit 3: Interpreting Musical Ideas Glossary

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  • publication date: 19/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781783055791
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 108
  • ID: 9781783055791
  • ISBN10: 1783055790
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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