Edexcel A2 Applied Music Set Works 2014 part 2: Wagner, Horner and 'Yellow Bird'
The five Applied Music set works for the A2 Unit 6 (6Mu06) examination in June 2014 include music covering a period of over 400 years. The first two, by Taverner and Haydn, were covered in the first part of this article last month. The next work plunges us into the mire of 19th-century music drama with the famous Prelude to Wagner’s iconic opera Tristan und Isolde. Then we examine a music cue from James Horner’s score for the 1997 film Titanic, before dipping a toe into the traditional music of the Caribbean and the catchy song ‘Yellow Bird’, played in the calypso style of Trinidad and Tobago.