A booklet of three GCSE-style Listening Questions to support Area of Study:

 “The Concerto Through Time”

·               Pupil answer booklet

·               Teacher mark scheme

·               Accompanying audio tracks

·               (Further questions will be added at a later date)

The Concerto Through Time - Learning, Listening and Composing Resources
The Concerto Through Time - Starter and Plenary Activities
The Concerto Through Time - Performing Resources
The Concerto Through Time - Supporting Resources - Cover/Homework Activities

The Concerto Through Time GCSE-style Listening Questions

 

 

 

The Concerto Through Time

GCSE-style Listening Question 1

The Concerto Through Time

GCSE-style Listening Question 2

The Concerto Through Time

GCSE-style Listening Question 3

 

 

Worksheet 1 - Learning about the Concerto Grosso

(uses Audio 2 & 3 and optional SSS Audio 2)

 

Concerto Audio 2 - Concerto Grosso II from The Christmas Concerto - Corelli

Concerto Audio 3 - Brandenburg Concerto No.2 - J. S. Bach

Supported Self Study Audio 2 - Learning about the Concerto Grosso

Worksheet 2 - Learning about Ritornello Form

(uses Audio 4 and optional SSS Audio 3)

 

Concerto Audio 4 - Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.1 - Handel

Supported Self Study Audio 3 - Learning about Ritornello Form

 

 

Worksheet 3 - Learning about the Solo Concerto

(uses Audio 5)

 

Concerto Audio 5 - Solo Concerto Autumn (III) from ‘The Four Seasons’ - Vivaldi

Worksheet 4 - Listening to the First Movement of the Lute Concerto

(uses Audio 8 & 9 and optional SSS Audio 5)

 

Concerto Audio 8 - Lute Concerto in D Major 1st Movement - Themes - Vivaldi

Concerto Audio 9 - Lute Concerto in D Major - First Movement - Vivaldi

Supported Self Study Audio 5 - Listening to the First Movement of the Lute Concerto

 

 

Worksheet 5 - Listening to the Second Movement of the Lute Concerto

(uses Audio 9 & 10 and optional SSS Audio 6)

 

Concerto Audio 9 - Lute Concerto in D Major - First Movement - Vivaldi

Concerto Audio 10 - Lute Concerto in D Major - Second Movement - Vivaldi

Supported Self Study Audio 6 - Listening to the Second Movement of the Lute Concerto

Worksheet 6 - Listening to the Third Movement of the Lute Concerto

(uses Audio 11 and optional SSS Audio 7)

 

Concerto Audio 11 - Lute Concerto in D Major - Third Movement - Vivaldi

Supported Self Study Audio 7 - Listening to the Third Movement of the Lute Concerto

 

 

Worksheet 7 - Making Connections

(uses Audio 12 & 13 and optional SSS Audio 8)

 

Concerto Audio 12 - Clarinet Concerto No.1 - Weber

Concerto Audio 13 - Double Concerto for Saxophone, Cello and Orchestra - Michael Nyman

Supported Self Study Audio 8 - Making Connections

Worksheet 9 - Learning about Baroque Music

(uses Audio 16 and optional SSS Audio 11)

 

Concerto Audio 16 - Learning about Baroque music

(linked audio extracts)

Supported Self Study Audio 11 - Learning about Baroque Music

 

 

Worksheet 8 - Dumbarton Oaks    (uses Audio 4 & 14 (and/or Video 1) and optional SSS Audio 9)

 

Concerto Audio 4 - Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.1 - Handel      Concerto Audio 14 - Dumbarton Oaks - Stravinsky

Concerto Video 1 - Dumbarton Oaks - Stravinsky (05:58  101 MB)                Supported Self Study Audio 9 - Dumbarton Oaks

Worksheet 12 - Learning about Dotted Notes

 

Worksheet 11 - Learning about Rondo Form  (uses Audios 20-25 and optional SSS Audio 15)

 

Concerto Audio 20 - Melody A from Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat       Concerto Audio 21 - Melody B from Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat

Concerto Audio 22 - Melody C from Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat           Concerto Audio 23 - Opening of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat

Concerto Audio 24 - Cadenza from Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat       Concerto Audio 25 - Finale from Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat (complete)

Supported Self Study Audio 15 - Learning about Rondo Form

 

 

 

Worksheet 10 - Learning about the Classical Orchestra

(uses Audio 19 and optional SSS Audio 14)

 

Concerto Audio 19 - Extract from Symphony No.29 - Mozart

Supported Self Study Audio 14 - Learning about the Classical Orchestra

Worksheet 13 - Learning about Musical Ornaments

(uses Audios 31-33 and  optional SSS Audio 19)

 

Concerto Audio 31 - Demonstration of Musical Ornaments

Concerto Audio 32 - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Ornamented Melody

Supported Self Study Audio 19 - Learning about Musical Ornaments

Worksheet 14 - Composing with

Musical Ornaments

(modelled on Audio 33)

 

Concerto Audio 33 - Composing with Musical Ornaments

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 15 - Learning about the Romantic Concerto

(uses Audio 34 & 35 and optional SSS Audio 20)

 

Concerto Audio 34 - Cadenza 1 from Violin Concerto - Mendelssohn

Concerto Audio 35 - Cadenza 2 from Violin Concerto - Mendelssohn

Supported Self Study Audio 20 - Learning about the Romantic Concerto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 1 - Going Solo

(uses Audio 1 and optional SSS Audio 1)

 

Concerto Audio 1 - Four linked extracts of music featuring Solo Performers

Supported Self Study Audio 1 - Going Solo

Starter/Plenary 2 - Introducing Vivaldi and the Lute

(uses Audio 6 & 7 and optional SSS Audio 4)

 

Concerto Audio 6 - Solo Lute Example

Concerto Audio 7 - “Autumn” from ‘The Four Seasons’ - Vivaldi

Supported Self Study Audio 4 - Introducing Vivaldi and the Lute

Starter/Plenary 3 - Introducing Vivaldi

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 4 - Baroque On!

(uses Audio 15 and optional SSS Audio 10)

 

Concerto Audio 16 - Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F Major - J. S. Bach

Supported Self Study Audio 10 - Baroque On!

Starter/Plenary 5 - Baroque or Not Listening Quiz

(uses Audio 17 and optional SSS Audio 12)

 

Concerto Audio 17 - Baroque or Not Listening Quiz (10 linked audio extracts)

Supported Self Study Audio 12 - Baroque or Not Listening Quiz

Starter/Plenary 6 - The Baroque

Period

(Dates, Composers, Features, Instruments)

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 7 - The Classical Period

(uses Audio 18 and optional SSS Audio 13)

 

Concerto Audio 18 - Extract from 1st Movement (Allegro) Clarinet Concerto in A K.622 - Mozart

Supported Self Study Audio 13 - The Classical Period

Starter/Plenary 8 - Classical or Baroque Concertos

(uses Audio 26 and optional SSS Audio 16)

 

Concerto Audio 26 - Classical or Baroque Concertos

(6 linked audio extracts)

Supported Self Study Audio 16 - Baroque or Classical Concertos

Starter/Plenary 9 - The Classical

Period

 

Starter/Plenary 10 - Classical Composers Card Sort

Starter/Plenary 11 - The Classical Period

(Dates, Composers, Features, Instruments)

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 12 - Baroque or Classical Features Sort

Starter/Plenary 13 - The Romantic Period

(uses Audio 27 and optional SSS Audio 17)

 

Concerto Audio 27 - Finale from 1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky

Concerto Audio 28 - Examples of musical features of Romantic Period Music

Supported Self Study Audio 17 - The Romantic Period

Starter/Plenary 14 - The Romantic Period

(Dates, Composers, Features, Instruments)

Starter/Plenary 15 - Classical or Romantic Features Sort

 

Starter/Plenary 16 - Cadenza

(uses Video 3 or Audio 29 and Video 4 or Audio 30 and optional SSS Audio 18)

 

Concerto Video 3 - Opening of Piano Concerto in A minor - Grieg  (02:38  145 MB)          Concerto Audio 29 - Opening of Piano Concerto in A minor - Grieg

Concerto Video 4 - Cadenza and Coda from Piano Concerto in A minor - Grieg (04:20  256 MB)      Concerto Audio 30 - Cadenza and Coda from Piano Concerto in A minor - Grieg

Supported Self Study Audio 18 - Cadenza

 

 

Score 1 - Performing the First Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi uses MIDI 1-5)

Concerto MIDI 1 - Part 1 - 1st Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Concerto MIDI 2 - Part 2 - 1st Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Concerto MIDI 3 - Part 3 - 1st Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Concerto MIDI 4 - Part 4 - 1st Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Concerto MIDI 5 - All Parts Together - 1st Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Score 2 - Improvisations in Ritornello Form

(uses Score 1 & MIDI 1-5 from above and MIDI 6)

 

Concerto MIDI 6 - Section D (all parts together)  - 1st Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

 

 

 

Score 3 - Performing the Second Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major -  Vivaldi  (uses MIDI 7-10)

Concerto MIDI 7 - Part 1 - 2nd Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Concerto MIDI 8 - Part 2 - 2nd Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Concerto MIDI 9 - Part 3 - 2nd Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Concerto MIDI 10 - All Parts Together - 2nd Movement of Lute Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi

Score 4 - Creating a Class or Group Solo Rhythm Concerto in Ritornello Form

Score 5 - Themes from Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto in E flat

 

 

 

 

 

Cover/Homework 1 - The Concerto Through Time Key Words Wordsearch

Cover/Homework 2 - The Baroque Period Revision

Cover/Homework 3 - The Piano vs. The Harpsichord

Cover/Homework 4 - Baroque Composer Profile - Handel

Cover/Homework 5 - The Concerto Grosso

 

 

 

 

 

Cover/Homework 6 - Exploring a Concerto Grosso

(uses Concerto Video 2)

Concerto Video 2

III Adagio-Allegro-Adagio from “The Christmas Concerto” - Corelli (Voices of Music)

(03:22 38.2 MB)

Cover/Homework 7 - The Classical Period Revision

Cover/Homework 8 - The Classical Period Activities

Cover/Homework 9 - The Romantic Orchestra

Cover/Homework 10 - The Romantic Period Revision

 

 

 

The Concerto Through Time - Study & Revision Guide

Full 20-page Study and Revision Guide Booklet providing all underpinning knowledge as covered in the new GCSE (9-1) Music 2016 specification including emphasis on The Baroque Concerto Grosso, The Baroque Solo Concerto, The Classical Solo Concert and The Romantic Solo Concerto including the development of the orchestra.  Diagrams, illustrations, photos and scores support learning and key words definitions highlight key musical vocabulary in relation to The Concerto Through Time.  Learning Outcomes consolidate learning and act as a means of tracking pupil progress.

The Concerto Through Time - Study & Revision Guide - Blank for Student Completion

This version of The Concerto Through Time Study & Revision Guide is identical to the one on the left, however the text has been removed and “question prompts” provided for pupils to complete their own answers and learning which involves identifying key musical features of each genre, labelling diagrams and musical scores, identifying and researching famous composers of various Concertos and giving their own definitions of key words relating to The Concerto Through Time.

The Concerto Through Time - Knowledge Organisers

These four “all-on-one-page” Knowledge Organisers consolidate the information and key musical facts found in the Musical Contexts “The Concerto Through Time Study & Revision Guide” making for easier revision and can be used as wall posters, fact sheets or “table mats” when revising for the Listening Examination. 

Each of the four The Concerto Through Time Knowledge Organisers covers the key musical elements and instrumentation, timbres and sonorities within the four main genres covered in this Area of Study.