January 2009 Aural Questions with answers

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Aural Question Paper­ January 2009
1. You will hear an extract from a piece of vocal music. You will hear the extract four times with
pauses between hearings.
The text is as follows:
1 Stomp your foot upon the floor. Throw the windows open.
2 Take a breath of fresh June air and dance around the room,
3 And dance around the room.
4 The air is free, the night is warm,
5 The music's here and here's my home.
6 Men must labour to be happy, ploughing fields and planting rows.
7 But ladies love a life that's easy, churning butter, milking cows.
8 Churning butter, milking cows, gathering eggs, feeding sows,
9 Mending, cooking, cleaning, ironing, raising families, families.
(a) Identify the metre of the music
2/4, 2/2, 4/4, duple, quadruple
(b) Identify one line in which the following vocal textures is heard
1. Unison 1,2,3
2. Homophony 4,5,6,7,8
3. Imitation 9
(c) Identify two percussion instruments heard in the extract.
(d) Identify three ways in which the setting of Lines 6 and 7 differs from the setting of Lines 1-5
Female voices/SA only
Rhythm uses even notes/minims/crotchets, no dotted rhythms
Change of key/new key/different key / lower key [1]
bass ostinato
Orchestra does not double the vocal line
(e)(i) During which period was this music composed?
Circle your answer.

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Baroque Classical Romantic Twentieth Century
(ii) Give one reason for your answer
Syncopation; prominence/soloistic/melodic use of percussion instruments, inclusion of piano in
orchestra, tonal shifts
2. You will hear an extract from one of your set works. You will hear the extract four times, with
pauses between hearings.
(a) What is the overall form of this movement? Ternary
(b) During which period was the work composed? Romantic
(c) Comment on how the composer uses the orchestra to build the music towards a climax.…read more

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Falling sequence canon pizzicato countermelody syncopation pedal
(d) Identify three other features which help to create the solemn mood of the music.
Minor key
Slow tempo
soft dynamics
Low register of parts
Melody on solo cello Dotted rhythm on oboe
Pizzicato double bass
Repeated bassline, ostinato
4. You will hear an extract from one of your set works. You will hear the extract four times, with
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From which movement of the work is the extract most likely to be taken? Third/last…read more


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