GCSE Edexcel Music Set Work Analysis: Purcell: 'Music for a While'

Student-friendly analysis resources to ensure your class are completely confident with their GCSE set works, and ready to excel in the exam. Build listening skills and encourage evaluation and reflection with a mix of guided analysis and independent tasks.

Each pack sets the scene with essential context before working through the set work bar by bar. Students are fully supported with detailed notes, annotated score extracts and key term definitions – then encouraged to reinforce and apply their knowledge with regular consolidation questions and activities.

Useful as classroom notes

P Baker, Teacher & Expert Reviewer

Following the analysis, a wealth of exam preparation:

  • Concise revision summary structured by musical element to aid recall of key points
  • Musical dictation exercises using extracts from the piece, for vital transcription training
  • Section A and Section B exam-style questions with mark schemes – perfect practice for the listening paper

Totally flexible – integrate into your class teaching or use for independent learning.

GCSE Edexcel Set Work Analysis AoS2: Purcell: ‘Music for a While’ Purcell: ‘Music for a While’

One of Purcell’s most popular and best remembered pieces, ‘Music for a While’ reflects the dark drama of Dryden’s tragic play. Build a firm understanding of the piece’s Baroque texture with essential analysis and engaging activities, from listening tasks to composition activities.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8137)

Useful as classroom notes... The various tasks seem appropriate.

P Baker, Teacher & Expert Reviewer