WJEC As Music Revision for Set Works

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Scores to support
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Alun Guy
Published with the support of WJEC's Teaching and Learning Resources Scheme
Sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, 1st Movement

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· Introduction 2
· J. S. Bach: Brandenburg No. 2, 1st Movement 3
· Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, 1st Movement 6
· Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, 1st Movement 9
· Handel: Zadok the Priest 12
· Haydn: Nelson Mass (Gloria; Quoniam Tu Solus; Credo) 15
· Schubert: from Die Schöne Müllerin (Am Feierabend; Der Neugierige; Ungeduld) 22
· Corelli: Sonata da Camera Op.2, No. 7 in F (Preludio; Allemanda; Corrente; Giga) 29
· b
Beethoven: String Quartet in B Op.18, No.…read more

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· This anthology is written for students currently studying for the WJEC AS level music course.
You will probably have followed the GCSE music course during years 10 and 11 and are
familiar with the vocabulary used in the examination and in A Student's Guide to GCSE Music
· I realise that many of you will have successfully completed the GCSE course without being au
fait with scores in staff notation. You share a love of music with us all.…read more

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J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, 1st Movement
This set of 6 concertos were dedicated to the Duke of Brandenburg 1721. They are called
`concerti grossi' because of the accompanying `ripieno' (mainly strings and continuo) combined
with a select group of soloists, the `concertino'. Bach loved experimenting with new sound
combinations in these three movement compositions. It is worth noting that numbers 3 and 6,
however, do not have any solo instruments.…read more

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Examples of modulations:
C major (dominant) ­ bars 15-28
D minor (relative minor) ­ bars 40-41
B major (subdominant) ­ bars 56-59
E major (flattened leading note) ­ bar 65
C minor (dominant minor) ­ bars 68-71
G minor (supertonic) ­ bars 75-83
A minor (mediant minor) ­ bars 94-102
- Diatonic
- Dominant 7th (root position) ­ bar 51 (C7)
- Dominant 7th 4 (third inversion) ­ bar 52
- Major triad 6 (first inversion) ­ bar 72
3…read more

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Score indications
Tasto solo (bars 102-103): Harpsichord, play the notes without filling in harmonies
all unisono: Cello/Bass and Harpsichord play in unison
piano: softly
pianissimo: very soft
forte: loudly
Points of interest
· Scintillating and brilliant counterpoint.
· Three-part counterpoint between Flute, Viola and Continuo ­ bars 1-2.
· Continuous semiquaver/quaver movement throughout the movement ­ in one of the
solo or ripieno instruments.
· Four very different high register solo instruments contrasted in the concertino, but each
instrument's melodic line is audible.…read more

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, 1st Movement
A symphony is a large-scale work for an orchestra, usually in four movements. The opening bars
of this first movement contain one of the most famous orchestral motifs of all times. Beethoven
followed the classical tradition of Haydn and Mozart by composing this movement in sonata
Musical elements
Exposition Development Recapitulation Coda
1-124 125-247 248-373 374-502
Subject 1 Variety of keys.…read more

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Examples of composition techniques and devices
- Pedal (tonic) ­ bars 33-47 (Cello & Bass)
- Repetition ­ bars 160-167 (Violin I & II and Flutes)
- Sequence ­ bars 408-414 (Violin I)
- Cadences: Perfect ­ bars 194-195; 501-502
Imperfect ­ bars 267-268
- Pizzicato accompaniment ­ bars 254-263 (Viola, Cello, Bass)
- Antiphonal answers ­ bars 196-227; 442-449 (Strings & Woodwind)
zu 2: both players play the same part in unison
1.…read more

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The scoring is fuller in the recapitulation, and the 2nd subject is eight bars longer.
· Mini cadenza ­ bar 268 (Oboe). This is a plaintive bar in the recapitulation section which takes
the tension out of the performance.
· Although the structure/architecture of the movement is conventional, it is the originality
of ideas and the brightness of energy and inspiration that mark this work out as one of the
outstanding symphonies of the classical era.…read more

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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, 1st Movement
This violin concerto was written for Ferdinand David, a close friend of the composer, and
premiered in 1845 in Leipzig.…read more



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