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GCSE MUSIC EDEXCEL SPECIFICATION




Music Examination,
September 2010
Listening and Appraisal



Name:............................................... Form:...........
Date: ........./........./.........
Candidate no: __ __ __ __ Centre no: __ __ __ __ __




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SECTION A
There are 6 set works in this section. Answer ALL Questions. Each extract will
be repeated three times.



SET WORK 1: `And the Glory of the Lord' by Handel (0 ­ 0:41)


1. The tempo of this music is marked `Allegro'. What does `Allegro' mean?
....................................... (1)


2.…

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SET WORK 2: Symphony No.40 in G minor by Mozart (0:49-1:14)


1. Look at the resource booklet. Under Set Work 2, there are the first
eight bars of the melody. Add the rhythm only of the tune in bar 2.
(2)


2. What type of cadence do you hear in…

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SET WORK 5: `Something's Coming' by Bernstein (0 ­ 0:33)


1. Circle the correct interval first sung by the soloist (to the words `could
be').
Major 3rd perfect 4th perfect 5th octave (1)


2. The bass part is the same in every bar for more than half of the extract.…

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SET WORK 6: `Electric Counterpoint' by Steve Reich (0-0:43)


1. Circle the correct word, best describing the texture at the very
beginning of this extract:
Homophonic monophonic polyphonic (1)


2. The 1st bar is repeated throughout the extract. What musical term
describes a part that is continually repeated?
............................................. (1)…

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SET WORK 9: `Why Does my Heart Feel so Bad'? by Moby (0:39 ­ 1:37)


1. This extract is based on a repeating pattern of four chords. The first two
are Am and Em. What are the 3rd and 4th chords?
................................... and .............................. . (2)
2. Name a percussion…

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SET WORK 12: `Yiri' by Koko (0 ­ 0:48)


1. Name the instrument and the texture heard in the slow introduction.

Instrument: ...........................
Texture: .............................. (2)

2. Complete the following sentence by adding the correct musical term.


The performer decorates each of the opening notes with a
................................................... (1)


3.…

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SECTION B
There are two questions in this section. Answer ONE question. Use extra
paper if required.



SET WORK 5: `Something's Coming' by Bernstein


1. In which year was West Side Story first staged?
........................ (1)


2. In which city was this musical first staged?

....................................... (1)


3. Comment on…

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SET WORK 12: `Yiri' by Koko


1. Name the country from which this music comes.
........................................... (1)


2. In which part of Africa is this country?

.......................................... (1)


3. Comment on how the following musical elements are used in this
piece: *
· Metre
· Rhythm
· Melody
· Texture…

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