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Deadline: Monday 11th
The Hazeley Academy
Edexcel A Level Music
Component 1: Performing Component 3: Appraising
Students will develop analytical and appraisal skills relating to AO4
Students should rehearse instrumental skills regularly keeping a performing diary relating to AO1
Practice and develop repertoire for your performance recital rehearsing for a minimum of 30 minutes
per day. The recital will be worth 30% of youre A Level grade. (20 hours)
Keep a listening diary relating to the suggested wider listening pieces provided by Edexcel. Complete
the listening diary and be prepared to complete a 20 mark exam question 5 in September based on
one of the pieces. This will contribute to all aspects of AO4. The diary should be handed in too. (90 to
Outstanding technique: The performance will demonstrate complete control of the instrument.
The handling of sonority is outstanding as heard in excellent tone quality across the pitch range (exciting,
vibrant, rich, resonant, sensitive and colourful, as the music demands) and/or entirely secure intonation (within
only one or two out of tune notes at the lower end of the band) and/or excellent use of filters and effects
throughout. The performance will sensitively exploit tonal contrast.
Outstanding accuracy and fluency: The performance will demonstrate entirely accurate pitch and rhythm, with only one or
two insignificant errors at the lower end of the band.
The performance should be fluent and entirely free from hesitation or omission.
Improvised performances will demonstrate an accurate performance of the stimulus, and will go on to produce
an ambitious and creative realisation of this stimulus. The overall improvisation will sound coherent, well
balanced and imaginative.
In ensemble performances there is an excellent awareness of balance throughout.
Outstanding interpretation: A mature, individual and imaginative interpretation achieved through:
the use of tempo that is always consistent, and in ensemble performances a consistently responsive reaction
and, where appropriate, adjustment to other parts is evident throughout. (Expressive control)
effective communication that is idiomatic, and musically shaped, with consistent use of dynamics, phrasing and
articulation to shape the performance (Style and context)
You should be able to make clear links between the summer work and your PLC, being able to RAG
the relevant parts of your PLC.
It is vital to develop your understanding of the theoretical aspect of Music before embarking upon A
Level Music. ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory is strongly advised.
https://method-behind-the-music.com/ AB Guide to Music Theory Edexcel Anthology Julia Winterson AS Music Harmony workbook Hugh Benham - Rhinegold Writing about Music workbook Alistair Wightman - Rhinegold History of Music Cambridge assignments in Music Roy Bennett A History of Western Music Burkholder, Grout and Palisca www.lso.co.uk/gcse-a-level - introductions to various eras in the history of music A level detail plus specific workshops on some set works Classic FM BBC Radio 3
All work must be submitted by Monday 11th September 2017
NB work has to be made available on the website, for students who change subjects after
induction, please ensure files are not so big that this work cannot be put on the website.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG5v-dnat-U&list=PLvy8ZOFPPMG7m7o-Mt6QZXPCASFj3lSHBhttps://method-behind-the-music.com/