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									WJEC A Level Music

 MU6 APPRAISING – PART 2:
Historical and Analytical Study

       RAVEL
RAVEL – Piano Concerto in G major
     Question One                  Question Two
  Candidates are required     Candidates are required to
 to listen to excerpts from       write an essay which
   the set work. They are           will focus on the
 required to respond fully      development of the form
      to the questions,          and on a recognition of
  applying the knowledge          the influences which
  gained through detailed       maintain continuity and
   study of the set work.         cause change, placing
                                  the set work within a
                                    broader musical
                                       perspective.
           Essential Materials:
       The score               The recording
The edition used for this    There are various
       analysis was         recording of this piece
       published by             available. The
  EDITIONS DURAND           important thing is that
      [DR1215000].            you have your own
 This will be available             copy!
   online and from all
    good music shops.
Preparation for analysis
 The concerto
 • File any useful notes from the AS course on concertos!
 • List the names of any composers famous for their concertos.


 Ravel the composer
 • Research the man and his music.
 • Make useful points about his musical style and list his most
   famous works.

 Listen to the set work carefully
 • Follow the score: as a class, then a few times on your own!
 • Discuss: What are your initial thoughts and reactions to this
   piece?
     Putting the work in context.
Background Information         Completing worksheets
    Carefully file your         There are worksheets
     research, and any          available to download to
 information on the work            assist with your
   and the composer you          understanding of this
  may have collected. You             information.
    should also read and
      save the general
     background notes
  available in this project.
  The Analysis                • Follow the score in class while
MOVEMENT I : Allegremente       listening.
MOVEMENT II : Adagio Assai    • Identify the structure and mark
MOVEMENT III: Presto
                                in the sections in the score.
The teacher will guide all
students through the          • Work through the analysis,
process of analysis.            annotating the score in as much
Follow the suggested
procedure for each
                                detail as possible.
movement in turn.             • Use post-it notes to add extra
The provided notes may be       information in your score if
used as a guideline –
additional information and
                                necessary!
details may be added as       • Complete the worksheets after
required for clarification.
                                each movement has been
                                completed.
                              • Discuss the answers in class.
          Reading the score – a note!
Students should be made aware of all the transposing instruments used in
this orchestra, as reading the score and realising keys and harmonies can
be tricky. It is a good idea to write the following hints in the front of the score, on
the orchestral list in order to assist understanding.


CORNO INGLESE        COR ANGLAIS: sounds a 5th lower than written.

CLARINET in Mi       CLARINET in E      : sounds a minor 3rd higher than written.


CLARINET in Si       CLARINET in B      : sounds a tone lower than written.

CORNI IN F           HORNS IN F: sounds a 4th higher (or a 5th lower) than written.

TROMBA IN D          TRUMPET IN D: sounds a tone higher than written.
Identify the main features of Ravel’s musical style!




                      MOVEMENT
                        ONE
Identify the main features of Ravel’s musical style!




                      MOVEMENT
                        TWO
Identify the main features of Ravel’s musical style!




                      MOVEMENT
                        THREE
             MOVEMENT 1:
Identify the main sections, and give bar
               numbers.
             MOVEMENT 2:
Identify the main sections, and give bar
               numbers.
             MOVEMENT 3:
Identify the main sections, and give bar
               numbers.

								
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