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Listening and Appraising:
Assessment overview

The paper is made up of two sections and is out of a total of 80 marks.

Section A - Areas of study, dictation, and unfamiliar pieces (68 marks)
● Six questions related to six of the eight set works.
● One short melody/rhythm completion exercise.
● One question on an unfamiliar piece (skeleton score provided) with questions on its musical elements, musical contexts and musical language.

Section B - Extended response comparison between a set work and one unfamiliar piece (12 marks)
● One question that asks students to compare and/or evaluate the musical elements, musical contexts and musical language of one set work with one unfamiliar piece of music.
● A CD with the music extracts will be played to all students at the same time and will repeat the extracts a set number of times.
Afro Celt Sound System
Baden Powell plays "Samba em Preludio"
Performance
Composition
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Instrumental Music
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, 3rd movement
Barenboim on Beethoven "Pathetique" 1st movement
Vocal Music
Music For A while  - Purcell
Queen - Killer Queen
Fusion Music
Music for stage and screen
Defying Gravity - Wicked
Star Wars - A New Hope Opening Scene