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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