Music GCSE - Listening Tests SW 2 and 4

Exam style questions for Set work 2 and 4 for the 2009 Edexcel Music specification.

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Music GCSE Listening Tests - Set Work 2 and 4
Mozart
Listen to 0:00-1:25 twice and then answer the following questions.
1. Name the instrument that introduces the first subject in the first twenty bars. (1)
2. Name the keys of the 1st and 2nd subject when first introduced. (2)
3. Circle the musical term that best describes the musical device used in the first subject.
Canon ostinato imitation
4. Listen to 1:25-1:57 twice. Describe the dynamics in two ways in this section. (2)
5. Listen twice to 3:50-4:50. Describe three features that were common to classical music,
found in this extract. (3)
Total = 8 marks
Listen to 0:00-1:57 once only and answer the questions below.
1. What structure does the entire 1st movement use? (1)
2. Name the cadences used at the end of the 1st and 2nd subject. (2)
3. Give the meaning of the following: canon, homophony (2)
4. Listen to 4:58-6:54. Circle the musical term that best describes the tonality at the end of the
extract in relation to tonic G minor. (1)
Relative major dominant sub-dominant
dom-dominant
5. State the new chord that the bridge passage ends with in the Recapitulation and the key
used in the 2nd subject during the recapitulation. (2)
Total = 8 marks
Schoenberg
Listen to 0:00-1:16 twice and then answer these questions.
1. Name the three main composers in the second Viennese school. (3)
2. Describe the musical era that Peripetie is from. (1)
3. Comment on the melodies in the extract with regards to pitch. (1)
4. Comment on the use of textural contrast in the extract. (2)
5. Comment on the dynamic contrast in the extract. (2)
Total = 9 marks
Listen to 1:16-2:09, which will be played twice.
1. Name the country that this piece is from. (1)
2. State the two main emotional pressures Schoenberg was experiencing at the time that he
wrote Peripetie. (2)
3. What is the larger work which Peripetie is part of? (1)
4. Briefly describe the meaning of the following: hexachords, sextuplets, rondo form (3)
5. Describe how two of the seven DR SCHMITT are used to emphasise the mood. (2)
Total = 9 marks

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