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The Definitive Guides to the 2017 Set Works

for A Level Edexcel Music, Units 3 and 6

Please note: these resources are for the current (2008) A Level Music specification.

All you need to teach the 2017 set works! Support your students in achieving their potential in the exams with the most thorough and comprehensive guides available. Clear and approachable analysis to engage all A Level students, with plenty of material to extend the most able.

I have used these resources for a number of years and once again cannot praise it highly enough. A Garbutt, Music Teacher & Independent Reviewer (A2 Applied 2015)

For each set work, the consistent structure makes it easy for students to learn and revise...

    Plus! Support for comparison questions: revision notes merged by topic to help make connections, and a wealth of practice questions for every combination of pieces (Instrumental and Vocal Music packs)
  1. Concise, relevant background information introduces context, style, form and instrumentation without distracting from the analysis
  2. Detailed and accessible section-by-section commentary breaks the whole work down into manageable parts, with annotated musical examples
  3. Revision notes summarise key features, covering every musical aspect
  4. Key musical terms are fully defined in a succinct and student-friendly glossary
  5. Consolidation questions with answers check learning - ideal for independent learning
  6. Exam-style questions for each piece give extensive practice - marked model answers show how to achieve top grades

AS resources also available for those teaching two-year AS courses for examination in 2017!


A2 Instrumental Music 2017

  • Berlioz: Harold in Italy: movement III
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110: movement I
  • Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonatas I-III
  • Corelli: Trio Sonata in D, Op. 3 No. 2: movement IV
  • Sweelinck: Pavana Lachrimae
  • Mozart: Piano Sonata in B flat, K.333: movement I
  • Ram Narayan: Rag Bhairav

A2 Applied Music 2017

  • Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite: Sinfonia, Gavotta and Vivo
  • G. Gabrieli: In ecclesiis
  • Georges Auric: Passport to Pimlico: The Siege of Burgundy
  • Barrington Pheloung: Morse on the Case
  • Mustapha Tettey Addy: Agbekor Dance

AS Instrumental Music 2017

  • Berlioz: Harold in Italy: movement III
  • Corelli: Trio Sonata in D, Op. 3 No.2: movement IV
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op. 20: movement I
  • Schumann: Kinderscenen, Op. 15: Nos. 1, 3 and 11

AS Vocal Music 2017

  • Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms: movement III
  • Weelkes: Sing we at pleasure
  • Haydn: My mother bids me bind my hair
  • Carl Perkins: 'Honey Don't'
  • The Beatles: 'A Day in the Life'

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6563)
"Very detailed, good for setting independent research... Saves time on preparation. Ready-made homework questions. I appreciated having the answers to the consolidation questions... I like the revision tables and key words." L Clemence, Head of Music and ZigZag Customer
"Well written, clear and extremely useful. Sets everything out clearly and logically so that it is accessible to both students and teachers. Prepares students very well for the final listening exam of Unit 6. It has saved me a lot of planning time... Thank you." S James, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"A very comprehensive analysis of the set works. The analyses of the pieces are a welcome resource for the teacher, with excellent examples and reference points. A really useful guide to the set works and examination." E Ragg, Head of Music and Independent Reviewer
"The resource is comprehensive... There is a great deal of valuable content and it will assist a teacher with their planning. The detailed analysis is very clear. It is a requirement of the specification to illustrate responses with reference to the score and it will be very easy for a teacher to pick out relevant examples. The concise revision notes would be very helpful for students, plus the sample questions." D Adamson, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"This definitive guide will be a valuable tool for students and teachers. The language is clear and pitched at the right level... supporting pictures, quotes, musical examples and consolidation questions guide the student towards a comprehensive knowledge. The choice of musical examples and the specific points made about them are pertinent and always focused on the applied music exam. The uniformity of the layout for each set work and the regular lists of techniques and terms are an excellent tool for memorising salient facts. The resource contains excellent tips for tackling the exam, including tips on how to structure the exam answers." M Bills, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6562)
"An excellent resource that helps save a lot of time, particularly with the historical background. Consolidation questions are a good idea for a quick show of understanding. Example essays are great. A time-saving resource." E Ragg, HoD and Independent Reviewer
"A well written, well presented, exhaustive and detailed resource which is extremely useful for learning and teaching the Edexcel A2 Specification. Explains the instrumental set works in a clear and detailed way. I particularly liked the opening sections which had hot tips and revision strategies. I found the annotated scores, YouTube Corner and consolidation questions also extremely useful." S James, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"The writing is insightful and demonstrates a thorough appreciation of the information required for the Unit 6 exam. I feel very confident in the author’s knowledge regarding the musical analysis and the Edexcel specification. The analysis and background information on the twentieth-century set works were particularly well done. Although the analysis of the sonatas by Cage is complex, with uncommon terminology, the information is relevant and revealing. Revision tips are valuable in many ways - they encourage proactive learning and explain the exam structure in a clear and concise manner." M Bills, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer


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