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    (Original post by Ministralia)
    There is and it plays Basso Continue
    There is a SATB choir, Strings and continuo (cello & harpsichord/organ)
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    (Original post by Ministralia)
    There is and it plays Basso Continue
    You are right that there is a Basso Continuo and the harpsichord usually play it but not in ATGOTL. The cello and double bass play it
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    (Original post by zeldor711)
    Does anyone know where I can find the scores for the set works online? I don't really need them as most information is in my revision guide, and the note-filling in part is generally either a sequence or in steps, but still nice to have.
    The scores for pieces in AOS3 and 4 are pretty hard to come by as they have been transcribed by Edexcel so are only in the anthology, however here are scores for the pieces in AOS1 and 2 that I have found across the internet.
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    We don't need to get into a debate about a basso continuo. Different versions have different versions playing it! We'll have studied different versions, that's all


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    Does anybody else think it unlikely that both Handel and Capercaille would be essay questions? It just seems too obvious!


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    We've been told that Moby or Bernstein could come up as the essay question but it will most likely be Handel and Capercaillie as neither of them have come up before.
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    Yes I think it's kind of unlikely also because there is still another year of this GCSE so if they used Handel and Capercaillie this year then both essays next year would be repetitions. But if you prepare Handel and Capercaillie I think at least one of them will almost definitely up

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    According to the predictions it might be Grace, Sky Walking song, And the glory of the Lord or Piano Prelude
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    (Original post by Ministralia)
    According to the predictions it might be Grace, Sky Walking song, And the glory of the Lord or Piano Prelude
    what predicitions?
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    Like many of you I am reeaally hoping for Handel as the essay question - its the best set work!!
    Capercaillie & handel are the only two set works that haven't come up since 2011 when all the others have!

    For reference if anyone was wondering:
    2011- chopin & jeff buckley
    2012- something's coming & yiri
    2013- mozart & moby
    2014- electric counterpoint & rag desh
    2015- peripetie & all blues

    sooo hopefully section B will be in our favour haha. Taking music is my biggest regret aaah

    Just need some help, I literally don't know what to say when they ask "Do you like this music, why/why not" blah blah blah I know that sounds stupid as it's just an opinion but I genuinely don't think I have a justifiable reason why, you know?? If anyone has any staple reasons they could help with that would be fab
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    (Original post by laurendean)
    Like many of you I am reeaally hoping for Handel as the essay question - its the best set work!!
    Capercaillie & handel are the only two set works that haven't come up since 2011 when all the others have!

    For reference if anyone was wondering:
    2011- chopin & jeff buckley
    2012- something's coming & yiri
    2013- mozart & moby
    2014- electric counterpoint & rag desh
    2015- peripetie & all blues

    sooo hopefully section B will be in our favour haha. Taking music is my biggest regret aaah

    Just need some help, I literally don't know what to say when they ask "Do you like this music, why/why not" blah blah blah I know that sounds stupid as it's just an opinion but I genuinely don't think I have a justifiable reason why, you know?? If anyone has any staple reasons they could help with that would be fab
    You can make up generic rubbish. If you know the piece/extract (make sure you're clear what they're asking about) has riffs in thirds, you can state you like the sax riff in thirds or vice versa. Or comment on the texture. I like the use of polyphony. I don't like the use of monophony. Try and plan a like and dislike for each set work.


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    (Original post by Kxjzh)
    You can make up generic rubbish. If you know the piece/extract (make sure you're clear what they're asking about) has riffs in thirds, you can state you like the sax riff in thirds or vice versa. Or comment on the texture. I like the use of polyphony. I don't like the use of monophony. Try and plan a like and dislike for each set work.


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    Ah okay thank you that was really helpful!!
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    (Original post by Vigster)
    what predicitions?
    Look at the first page of this thread (the chart)
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    (Original post by laurendean)
    Ah okay thank you that was really helpful!!
    Glad to hear it! Any questions, let me know!


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    For the written essay do they always give you a choice of one from area of study 1/2 and one from area of study 3/4. So would it work if i were just to learn sos 1 and 2 essays?
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    (Original post by ellenarichards00)
    For the written essay do they always give you a choice of one from area of study 1/2 and one from area of study 3/4. So would it work if i were just to learn sos 1 and 2 essays?
    Yes you only have to learn 2 areas of study
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    [QUOTE=Kxjzh;65001421]Generally, they mark you on points you've made but not exactly. Do you want me to post an example of an A*(10/10) essay? If so, let me know which set work and I can easily do it for you.
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    Your other essays are really helpful pls could you do a Jeff one as people are walk saying that it could come up
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    (Original post by Kxjzh)
    Does anybody else think it unlikely that both Handel and Capercaille would be essay questions? It just seems too obvious!


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    Yeah but I have a feeling that one of them will come up
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    [QUOTE=plshelpme revise;65370029][QUOTE=Kxjzh;65001421]Generally, they mark you on points you've made but not exactly. Do you want me to post an example of an A*(10/10) essay? If so, let me know which set work and I can easily do it for you.
    Your other essays are really helpful pls could you do a Jeff one as people are walk saying that it could come up
    Yes please !!!
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    [QUOTE=plshelpme revise;65370029][QUOTE=Kxjzh;65001421]Generally, they mark you on points you've made but not exactly. Do you want me to post an example of an A*(10/10) essay? If so, let me know which set work and I can easily do it for you.
    Your other essays are really helpful pls could you do a Jeff one as people are walk saying that it could come up
    Of course! I'm not very confident with Buckley but I shall do my best and post it tomorrow


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