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Year 11 `need to know info' for each set work


You must know this info in order to complete section B, the essay
question.


AOS1:
Handel's Messiah "And the Glory of the Lord"

Handel
Baroque ­ 1600-1750
Oratorio
4 main melodic ideas
Soprano (high woman) , Alto (low woman), Tenor…

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Schoenberg ­ "Peripetie"

Schoenberg
Serialism (after expressionist music)
12 tone scale
ATONAL (no key)
Contrast ­ dynamics, pitch etc
Prime order ­ original scale
Retrograde ­ scale backwards
Inversion - scale upside down
Retrograde inversion - scale upside down and backwards
Verticalisation ­ Making a chord from a scale.
Strings…

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Improvisation
Sax, Trumpet, Double Bass and Drum kit
Recorded in one take ­ they were very talented
Intro, Head (main section), Improvisation section, Head, Outro (coda)



Jeff Buckley ­ "Grace"

Rock Music
Wide vocal range ­ falsetto
1994
Guitar riffs
Know the structure
E minor


Moby ­ "Why does my…

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6/8 time
Fiddle (violin), Pipes, Whistle, Accordion (hand piano), bouzouki , drums, guitar and keyboard.



Ravi Shankar ­ "Rag Desh"

Indian
Tabla, Sitar, Tambura
Ragas ­ Indian scale
Melody on sitar is improvised
Drone ­ long held note
Raga has 4 sections: ALAP, JHOR, JHALLA AND GAT
Represents the rainy…

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