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Music A2 Level at Gateacre School

Course description

Unit 4: Music in Context-musical language, understanding and context. Students study of two areas:

  • Set work: Shostakovich Symphony no. 5
  • Four decades of Jazz and Blues 1910–1950

Unit 5: Developing Musical Ideas-candidates demonstrate their ability to create and develop musical ideas through the completion of one of the following briefs:

  • Compositional techniques (Bach Chorale Writing/String Quartet)
  • Free composition or pastiche in response to a chosen brief
  • Arranging

Unit 6: A Musical Performance-candidates offer two (or more) contrasting pieces to form a short programme for either acoustic performance and/or performance via music technology chosen from:

  • solo acoustic performances
  • technology-based performances
  • one solo performance and one technology-based performance – each performance to be at least 5 minutes.

The pieces will be chosen to show a variety of styles and techniques.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gateacre School directly.

Last updated date: 25 June 2015

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