GCSE Music - Revision Questions for SW1 and 6

Clear and concise revision questions based on Set Work 1 and 6 for the Edexcel GCSE Music specification.

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MUSIC HALF TERM REVISION TEST
State the meaning of the following:
1. Conjunct [2]
2. Disjunct [2]
3. Monody [2]
4. Homophony [2]
5. Polyphony [2]
6. Heterophony [2]
Answer the following considering Handel's 4 motifs: (AD)
1. How many pitches are used in motif D? [1]
2. Which instrument first plays motif A? [1]
3. What is the rhythm used in motif B? [1]
4. What is a motif? [3]
Handel's Messiah:
1. What key signature is used? [1]
2. What time signature is used? [1]
3. How many voice parts are used? [1]
4. How many instruments parts are used? Note the different parts and how
many parts for each instrument, e.g. cello ­ 2 parts (incorrect) [4]
5. Which two textures are most commonly used? [1]
Baroque music:
1. What is basso continuo? [1]
2. Give three common forms used. [3]
3. Give two types of baroque music? [2]
4. What texture is commonly used? [1]
5. Name one difference between a baroque orchestra and today's
orchestra. [1]
Minimalist music:
1. When was minimalist music favourable ­ what movement and decade?
[1]
2. What instrumentation is used? [1]
3. What can minimalist music lack? [2]
4. Describe features used to create contrast. [1]
5. What texture is commonly used? [1]

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How is minimalist music constructed? [1]
7. Is minimalist music atonal ­ if not, what is it? [1]
Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint:
1. What nationality was Reich? [1]
2. What instrument did Reich learn as a child? [1]
3. What music has been influenced by Reich's work? [1]
4. Where would minimalist music be most expected to play? [1]
5. Which instrument does Electric Counterpoint III consist? [1]
6. Who was Electric Counterpoint III written for? [1]
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