Revision Questions for the Course - Edexcel GCSE Music

Excuse any typos - didn't get time to edit this . These were my revision questions to make sure I knew the syllabus and the pieces inside out The answers can be found in the textbook or online  or  even from ZigZag Education Sample pages ( visit zigzag's website and look for Edexcel Spec Music) 

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Handel Quiz
1. What are the 4 voices?
2. What type of cadence does it finish with?
3. What is the key of the piece?
4. Name 2 textures used
5. Give a difference between an oratorio and an opera
6. Name a rhythmic feature used
7. name a melodic feature used
8. Which period of musical history is this?
9. What year was this piece written in?
10. What is the tempo of this piece?
11. Give 2 musical features that make it joyful
12. On which phrase does Handel use a sequence?
13. What is a pedal and where is one used?
14. Name a key area the music modulates to during the chorus
15. As well as choruses what other types of pieces are found in the messiah?
16. Name two ways it is similar to opera
17. and to that it is different
18. What does continuo refer to?
19. What does syllabic style mean?
20. Give four features about Baroque music
21. Name another chorus from the messiah
22. What is a libretto?
23. give the dates of the baroque era
24. Name three other baroque composers
25. name two ways the orchestra is used in Handel's set works
26. What instruments does Handel use?
27. How many ideas are used?
28. What does Adagio mean?
29. How do the dynamics change in baroque music?
30. What is a basso continuo and what instruments play it?
31. In theme and variation what is the theme?
32. What is the main difference between theme and variation and ground
33. What is retrograde?
34. What is the difference between sacred and secular?
35. What is an appoggiatura?
36. What are the three main types of songs in baroque choral music?
37. What are the three sections of the messiah about?
38. Where does and the glory of the lord come in the messiah?
39. How does the key modulate in the piece?
40. Which two features in the last bars make it sound finished?

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Mozart Quiz
1. What key is the piece in?
2. What is the Italian tempo marking and what does it mean?
3. Name two instruments not used in the orchestra?
4. How many movements does the symphony have and which one is
5. What structure does the piece use?
6. How many subjects are used in the exposition?
7. Give two ways the recapitulation is different to the exposition?
8. AT the start the violins play I octaves what does this mean?
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What key is the piece in?
2. What era is it from?
3. And what are the dates of the era?
4. Why was nickname the raindrop?
5. What is the form or structure of the work?
6. What is the main texture?
7. What die smorzando mean?
8. What dies ritinuendo mean?
9. Name the cadence at the end?
10. Name three other romantic composers
11. Name two general developments of the era?
12. name two developments for the piano
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When did Schoenberg write five orchestral pieces?
23. What are the three ways the prime order can be rearranged?
Something's Coming
1. What type of voice is used?
2. What style is it from?
3. When was it composed?
4. Who is the composer?
5. Comment on the orchestra in west side story
6. What types of music are in musicals?
7. What is the key of the song
8. Does it modulate?
9. Name other musicals and their composers?
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What instruments play in the piece?
18. What is minimalism influenced by?
19. What are canons?
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