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18th and 19th Century Orchestra AS OCR Student Guide (exams 2016-18)

For OCR AS Music: Unit G353, Sections B and C

An excellent resource that fully covers the specification. W Carter, Head of Music and Independent Reviewer

Clear, in-depth and relevant analyses of every set work with special focus on instrumentation and performance; structure; and musical, social and historical contexts.

Works covered (for exams from 2016):
  • J S Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, 1st movement
  • Mozart – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D, 1st movement
  • Rossini – Overture to La gazza ladra (‘The Thieving Magpie’)
  • Bar-by-bar analysis with annotated musical examples – helps students place extracts in context
  • Detailed exam information and revision checklist for each piece – ensures thorough preparation
  • 26 sample exam questions for Section B and 9 for Section C – with answers for every question plus annotated sample essays

Guides students from formal overview to specific musical features. Starting with prior knowledge and building to advanced analysis, helps students make a smooth transition from GCSE to AS Level.