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A Level AQA Music Set Work Analysis

Your class will soon know their set works inside out with our analysis resources for AS and A Level – to build familiarity, encourage independent learning, and model top-level analysis.


Begin with pertinent contextual information before moving into thorough and accessible analysis. In-depth commentary is supported by annotated score excerpts and definitions of key concepts, deepening knowledge and understanding. Reinforce learning and encourage independent study with regular, varied consolidation activities – answers included!


A wealth of examination support:

  • Revision ideas and tips for tackling each question – all aimed at getting top marks
  • A full set of practice questions for each part of the piece for targeted preparation – with detailed mark schemes
  • Annotated sample essays demonstrate how to gain marks in the long-answer questions
  • Essential terminology defined in a comprehensive glossary
Very good... Practice questions and answers are informative, well written and clear... Pitched successfully at the level students require. L Williams, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer (Romantic Piano Music)

Baroque Solo Concerto (co-teachable) Purcell: Sonata for Trumpet and Strings in D major, Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D ‘Il Gardellino’, Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor

Enhance skills with supplementary listening links and exercises throughout

Fully co-teachable: A Level-only content separated in the analysis. Includes AS and A Level questions for each movement.

The Piano Music of Chopin, Brahms and Grieg (A Level only) Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Chopin: Nocturne in E Minor, Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Brahms: Ballade in G Minor, Grieg: Norwegian March, Grieg: Notturno

Typical and atypical Romantic features of each piece highlighted throughout – essential for answering A Level questions

Pre-listening ‘Do it Yourself!’ introductory exercises – get familiar with the music before beginning formal analysis

The Operas of Mozart (co-teachable) Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: overture, No. 1 Duettino, No. 3 Cavatina, No. 4 Aria, No. 5 Duettino, No. 6 Aria, No. 7 Terzetto, No. 9 Aria

Detailed analysis of essential numbers from The Marriage of Figaro encourages a deep understanding of the key events, characters and the Classical style of writing.

Structured activities including consolidation questions and discussion prompts

Plus! Extension tasks for a closer look at the musical features and devices at work