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WEBINAR | AQA A level: Exploring the Baroque Solo Concerto

Course Code:
W0060
£95.00+vat

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This webinar will focus on the first compulsory strand from the AQA A level syllabus – it will draw out the key features from the three set works in this area, as well as highlighting the typical features of the Baroque concerto looking to prepare students for effective responses to the analysis and unprepared listening questions.

WEBINAR BENEFITS

  • Students will gain clear understanding of Baroque concerto form and its development through the set works.
  • Gain confidence in preparing to answer the 10-mark unprepared listening questions.
  • Explore how to effectively answer the 5-mark questions in the analysis section.
  • Look at examples of top band responses to 10-mark analysis questions to understand what examiners are looking for.

PROGRAMME | 3.30 – 5.00pm

3.30 – 3.50pm: Ritornello
  • An introduction to ritornello form and its use in the set works: examining the key features of this form; how it was established and used in the Vivaldi Il gardellino and Bach’s development of the form and innovations in the Violin Concerto in A minor.

3.50 – 4.10pm: Context
  • Considering context – other examples of ritornello form in Baroque concerto to use for wider listening and applying key features in preparation for 10-mark unprepared listening.

4.10 – 4.35pm: Baroque Harmony
  • Exploring Baroque harmony; looking at key points from the set works to illustrate the main features of harmony and tonality in this period.

4.35 – 5.00pm: Answers
  • Considering subjects for the 5-mark and 10-mark analysis questions; melody, texture, rhythm.

WEBINAR LEADER

Ellena Gilson is a former Head of Biology at a top grammar school with over 25 years of outstanding teaching experience. She has extensive experience as an A-Level Biology examiner and holds senior positions for two major examination boards.

 

Description

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This webinar will focus on the first compulsory strand from the AQA A level syllabus – it will draw out the key features from the three set works in this area, as well as highlighting the typical features of the Baroque concerto looking to prepare students for effective responses to the analysis and unprepared listening questions.

WEBINAR BENEFITS

  • Students will gain clear understanding of Baroque concerto form and its development through the set works.
  • Gain confidence in preparing to answer the 10-mark unprepared listening questions.
  • Explore how to effectively answer the 5-mark questions in the analysis section.
  • Look at examples of top band responses to 10-mark analysis questions to understand what examiners are looking for.

PROGRAMME | 3.30 – 5.00pm

3.30 – 3.50pm: Ritornello

  • An introduction to ritornello form and its use in the set works: examining the key features of this form; how it was established and used in the Vivaldi Il gardellino and Bach’s development of the form and innovations in the Violin Concerto in A minor.

3.50 – 4.10pm: Context

  • Considering context – other examples of ritornello form in Baroque concerto to use for wider listening and applying key features in preparation for 10-mark unprepared listening.

4.10 – 4.35pm: Baroque Harmony

  • Exploring Baroque harmony; looking at key points from the set works to illustrate the main features of harmony and tonality in this period.

4.35 – 5.00pm: Answers

  • Considering subjects for the 5-mark and 10-mark analysis questions; melody, texture, rhythm.

Additional information

Location and Date

WEBINAR | Thursday 23 May 2024

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