Edexcel AS Instrumental Set Works 2013 Revision: Debussy, Poulenc and Reich
This article is based on the notes provided on the Edexcel website on the 2013 set works:
- Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
- Poulenc, Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone: movement I
- Reich, New York Counterpoint: movement II
It will concentrate on helping students to remember the main points about each of these three works using acrostic puzzles, quizzes, mnemonics, tables and summaries of facts. It is intended to enhance private and classroom revision and should be used to support material already given to students in lessons.
As there is a significant amount of information to be learnt on each set work, students need to be able to recall the key features of each work together with supporting examples. They will not have access to a score in the exam, so this all needs to be learnt from memory.