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Exploring ways to develop music from small ideas in C20th Music
New Directions Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
New Directions (Exploring ways to develop music from small ideas in C20th Music) Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
New Directions (Exploring ways to develop music from small ideas in C20th Music) Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
New Directions DOITNOW Presentation
New Directions DOITNOW Presentation
New Directions DOITNOW Presentation

Key Words, Concepts, Musical Knowledge and Theory

Atonality, Polytonality, Chromaticism, Dissonance and Discords, Timbre and Sonority, Minimalism, Motif/Cell,  Rhythmic Motif, Melodic Motif, Phase Shift, Phase In/Out, Metamorphosis, Additive Melody, Isorhythmic Overlap, Expressionism, Serialism, Note/Tone Rows, Augmentation, Diminution, Retrograde, Inversion, Retrograde Inversion, Tones and Semitones, Hexachords

New Directions Knowledge Organiser
New Directions Knowledge Organiser
New Directions Knowledge Organiser
New Directions Plenary Review Activities
New Directions Plenary Lesson Reviews Presentation
New Directions - Music in the Twentieth Century Resources
New Directions in Twentieth Century Music 2-page worksheet exploring atonality, polytonality, chromaticism, timbre and sonority and dissonance and discords in twentieth century music.   Supported by a range of audio examples, detailed Teacher’s Notes and a brief look at Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”.
New Directions in Twentieth Century Music 2-page worksheet exploring atonality, polytonality, chromaticism, timbre and sonority and dissonance and discords in twentieth century music.   Supported by a range of audio examples, detailed Teacher’s Notes and a brief look at Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”.
New Directions Audio 1 - Extract from 4th Movement "Entruckung" from String Quartet No.2 (Schoenberg)
New Directions Audio 5 - "Threnody: To the victims of Hiroshima" (Penderecki)
New Directions Audio 2 - Extract from "Putnam's Camp" (Charles Ives)
New Directions Audio 3 - Extract from "L'Apres-midi d'un Faune" (Debussy)
New Directions Audio 4 - Extract from "Kontakte" (Stockhausen)
New Directions Audio 6 - Extract from "Sonata V" (John Cage)
New Directions Audio 7 - Extract from "Apparition de l'église eternalle" (Messiaen)
New Directions Audio 8 - Extract from "Dance of the Youths and Maidens" from 'The Rite of Spring' (Stravinsky)
Listening to Music in the Twentieth Century Listening Questions based on Shostakovich’s “Leningrad Symphony” and Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”.  Contains Answers.
Listening to Music in the Twentieth Century Listening Questions based on Shostakovich’s “Leningrad Symphony” and Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”.  Contains Answers.
C20th Audio 1 - Leningrad Symphony 1 (Shostakovich)
C20th Audio 3 - Leningrad Symphony 1 (Shostakovich)
C20th Audio 2 - Leningrad Symphony 1 (Shostakovich)
C20th Audio 4 - Extract from "Quartet for the End of Time" (Messiaen)
New Directions - Minimalism Resources
Listening to Minimalist Music A 7-page booklet of listening exercises containing 8 questions on minimalist music.  Contains answers.
Listening to Minimalist Music A 7-page booklet of listening exercises containing 8 questions on minimalist music.  Contains answers.
Minimalism Audio 1 - Elements (Lemon Jelly)
Minimalism Audio 7 - Prelude to Aknaten (Philip Glass)
Minimalism Audio 2 - 3rd Movement (Fast) from Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich)
Minimalism Audio 3 - The Desert Music (Steve Reich)
Minimalism Audio 4 - Lightning (Philip Glass)
Minimalism Audio 5 - Watching the Aeroplanes (Francis Monkman)
Minimalism Audio 6 - Facades (Philip Glass)
Minimalism Audio 8A - Opening of 3rd Movement (Fast) from Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich)
Minimalism Audio 8B - Bass Guitar Entry of 3rd Movement (Fast) from Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich)
Minimalism Audio 8C - Strummed Chords of 3rd Movement (Fast) from Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich)
Minimalism Audio 8D - Isorhythmic Overlap of 3rd Movement (Fast) from Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich)
Minimalism Audio 8E - Coda of 3rd Movement (Fast) from Electric Counterpoint (Steve Reich)
Learning how a Minimalist Composer Develops a Motif Covers Metamorphosis, Additive Melody, Isorhythmic Overlap, Augmentation, Diminution, Retrograde, Inversion and Retrograde Inversion.  Contains Teachers Notes and Audio Examples.
Learning how a Minimalist Composer Develops a Motif Covers Metamorphosis, Additive Melody, Isorhythmic Overlap, Augmentation, Diminution, Retrograde, Inversion and Retrograde Inversion.  Contains Teachers Notes and Audio Examples.
Minimalism Development Audio 1 - Metamorphosis Example
Minimalism Development Audio 2 - Additive Melody Example
Minimalism Development Audio 4 - Augmentation Example
Minimalism Development Audio 5 - Diminution Example
Minimalism Development Audio 3 - Isorhythmic Overlap Example
GCSE-style Listening Question on Minimalist Music Contains Answers and Mark Scheme and Audio extracts on Audio File.
GCSE-style Listening Question on Minimalist Music Contains Answers and Mark Scheme and Audio extracts on Audio File.
GCSE-style Listening Question on Minimalist Music Audio File
Composing and Evaluating a Minimalist Piece Group composition task focusing on motif creation and development.  Contains composing guidelines and evaluation sheet.
Composing and Evaluating a Minimalist Piece Group composition task focusing on motif creation and development.  Contains composing guidelines and evaluation sheet.
Performing "In C" - Terry Riley Score
"In C" - Terry Riley Audio File
Exploring “Clapping Music” by Steve Reich Contains background on minimalism and Steve Reich, Listening Questions on a performance of “Clapping Music”, “Clapping Music” in rhythm grid and rhythm notation and composing and evaluating own “Clapping Music” tasks using Phase Shift.
Exploring “Clapping Music” by Steve Reich Contains background on minimalism and Steve Reich, Listening Questions on a performance of “Clapping Music”, “Clapping Music” in rhythm grid and rhythm notation and composing and evaluating own “Clapping Music” tasks using Phase Shift.
"Clapping Music" (Steve Reich) Audio File
Exploring “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield Contains background on “Tubular Bells” and Mike Oldfield, Listening Questions on “Tubular Bells”, a “Tubular Bells” performance and arrangement task using melody, harmony, chords and bass line parts and a self-assessment reflection task.
Exploring “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield Contains background on “Tubular Bells” and Mike Oldfield, Listening Questions on “Tubular Bells”, a “Tubular Bells” performance and arrangement task using melody, harmony, chords and bass line parts and a self-assessment reflection task.
"Tubular Bells" (Mike Oldfield) Audio File
Tubular Bells MIDI 1 - Tubular Bells Melody Line
Tubular Bells MIDI 2 - Tubular Bells Harmony Line
Tubular Bells MIDI 3 - Tubular Bells Chords Part
Tubular Bells MIDI 4 - Tubular Bells Bass Line Part
Tubular Bells MIDI 5 - Tubular Bells All Parts Together
3-Part Minimalist Piece to Perform Built on a motif/cell with development including phase shift, additive melody and isorhythmic overlap.
Sequenced Demonstration of 3-Part Minimalist Piece Audio File
Performing “Oxygene (Part IV)” by Jean Michel Jarr Contains a Full Score and individual parts (Melody Line, Chords 1, Chords 2, Bass Line) and B flat and E flat melody lines.
"Oxygene" (Part IV) - Jean Michel Jarr Audio File
Oxygene MIDI 1 - Melody Line
Oxygene MIDI 2 - Chords 1
Oxygene MIDI 3 - Chords 2
Oxygene MIDI 4 - Bass Line
Oxygene MIDI 5 - All Parts Together
New Directions - Expressionism and Serialism Resources
Learning about Note and Tone Rows Creating and manipulating a 12-tone Note/Tone Row.  Contains Teachers Notes and Audio Examples.
Learning about Note and Tone Rows Creating and manipulating a 12-tone Note/Tone Row.  Contains Teachers Notes and Audio Examples.
Note Row Audio 1 - Original/Prime Example
Note Row Audio 2 - Retrograde Example
Note Row Audio 3 - Inversion Example
Note Row Audio 4 - Retrograde Inversion Example
Listening to Serialist Music Listening Questions of serialist music by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.  Contains answers.
Listening to Serialist Music Listening Questions of serialist music by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.  Contains answers.
Serialist Audio 1 - Extract from "Variations for Orchestra" (Schoenberg)
Serialist Audio 3 - Extract from Symphony Op.21 (Webern)
Serialist Audio 2 - Extract from Violin Concerto (Berg)
Composing an Expressionist Style Piece Staged composition task based on a chosen piece of expressionist art and using a note/tone row as a basis for melody and hexachords as an accompaniment
Composing an Expressionist Style Piece Staged composition task based on a chosen piece of expressionist art and using a note/tone row as a basis for melody and hexachords as an accompaniment
Listening to “The Scream” Example of an expressionist piece based on the painting of the same name constructed via serialist note/tone row techniques with a hexachord accompaniment.  Contains teachers notes and audio demonstration files.
Listening to “The Scream” Example of an expressionist piece based on the painting of the same name constructed via serialist note/tone row techniques with a hexachord accompaniment.  Contains teachers notes and audio demonstration files.
The Scream Audio 1 - Melody Line
The Scream Audio 2 - Melody with Hexachord Accompaniment
Hexachord Audio 1 - The Scream Hexachord 1
Hexachord Audio 2 - The Scream Hexachord 2
Learning about Hexachords Explores the formation of hexachords and their use in Schoenberg’s Peripetie.  Contains detailed teacher’s discussion and notes.
Learning about Hexachords Explores the formation of hexachords and their use in Schoenberg’s Peripetie.  Contains detailed teacher’s discussion and notes.
Hexachord Audio 3
Hexachord Audio 4
Hexachord Audio 5
Hexachord Audio 6
Hexachord Audio 7
New Directions - 5 Minutes Reading Tasks and Cover and Homework Activities
C20th Music, Minimalism, Steve Reich, Expressionism, Schoenberg
C20th Music, Minimalism, Steve Reich, Expressionism, Schoenberg
Minimalism Word Search Key Words on Minimalism with optional extension task to design an album cover. Can be done without using ICT.
Minimalism Word Search Key Words on Minimalism with optional extension task to design an album cover. Can be done without using ICT.
Serialism Crossword Key words on Serialist Composing. Can be done without using ICT.
Serialism Crossword Key words on Serialist Composing. Can be done without using ICT.