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The Definitive Guides to the 2015 Set Works

for A Level Edexcel Music

Endorsed for Edexcel

Inform your students about every set work with these fantastic photocopiable guides. Each comprehensive resource includes contextual information, detailed analysis and key musical terms.
All resources are now endorsed for Edexcel!

  • Extensive consolidation questions at the end of each analysis ensure students fully understand the piece and its context. Full answers are provided for every question.
  • Exam-style questions with sample essays give students the opportunity to practise and perfect their exam technique.
  • Musical features of each piece summarised – perfect support for the comparison element of the exam
  • Students will be fully prepared whichever combinations of works or musical features appear on the exam paper

What makes these resources special is that they include so many exam-style questions covering every combination of comparison.


Edexcel A2 Music Unit 6: Instrumental Music The Definitive Guide for 2015:

  • Tippett — Concerto for Double String Orchestra: movement I
  • Cage — Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonatas I–III
  • Corelli — Trio Sonata in D, Op. 3 No. 2: movement IV
  • Haydn — String Quartet in E flat, Op. 33 No. 2, ‘The Joke’: movement IV
  • Beethoven — Septet in E flat, Op. 20: movement I
  • Schumann — Kinderscenen, Op. 15: Nos. 1, 3 and 11
  • Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five — West End Blues

Edexcel A2 Music Unit 6: Applied Music The Definitive Guide for 2015:

  • Stravinsky — Pulcinella Suite: Sinfonia, Gavotta and Vivo
  • G Gabrieli — Sonata pian’ e forte
  • Purcell — ‘Thy hand, Belinda’ and ‘When I am laid in earth’ from Dido and Aeneas
  • Jerry Goldsmith — Planet of the Apes: The Hunt (opening)
  • Gong Kebyar de Sebatu (Bali) — Baris Melampahan

Edexcel AS Music Unit 3: Instrumental Music Definitive Guide for 2015:

  • J. S. Bach — Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G
  • Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
  • Poulenc — Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone
  • Mozart — Piano Sonata in B flat, K. 333

Edexcel AS Music Unit 3: Vocal Music Definitive Guide for 2015:

  • Tavener — The Lamb
  • Monteverdi — Ohimè, se tanto amate
  • Fauré — Après un rêve
  • The Kinks — Waterloo Sunset
  • Van Morrison — Tupelo Honey
  • Familia Valera Miranda (Cuba) — Se quema la chumbambá



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