Mock exam paper D - Music Composing Higher Level Marking Scheme

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EXAMINATION 2014

MUSIC COMPOSING

HIGHER

Question

Description

Mark

Total

1

A -Melody has style, structure, shape and imagination. Excellent exploration and development of opening ideas. Very good points of climax

B -A good sense of shape and structure. Very musical and point(s) of climax. Opening ideas well developed

C -A good sense of melodic and rhythmic interest. Points of rest outlined and good development of opening ideas. Good sense of structure and technical knowledge

D -A fair sense of shape and some awareness of balance between phrases. Reasonable sense of structure and technical knowledge

E -Some melodic and rhythmic interest. Little sense of structure or technical knowledge

F -Very poor shape and very erratic. No sense of structure or technical knowledge

Deductions, if omitted or deficient: Modulation at a suitable point (4), phrasing (structural/articulation/both), dynamics, instrument (up to 2 each). Accept one correct instrument only (clef & range)

34 – 40

28 – 33

22 – 27

16 – 21

10 – 15

0 – 9

40

2

A -Showing excellent style and imagination. Very original with a convincing “marriage” of words and music

B -Melodically and rhythmically very convincing, with a good sense of words and music. A convincing climax

C -Good sense of melody writing with careful word setting. Some originality. Good sense of climax

D-Awareness of shape and balance between phrases. Some sense of climax. Reasonable sense of technical knowledge and word setting

E -Some melodic interest and sense of key. An attempt at word setting. Little sense of technical knowledge

F -Very poor melodic shape and very erratic. Almost non-existent word setting.

Deductions, if omitted or deficient: Phrasing, dynamics (up to 2 each). If existing tune is used, allow up to 5 marks only for fitting words/ syllables to notes, tempo and dynamics

34 – 40

28 – 33

22 – 27

16 – 21

10 – 15

______

0 -9

40

3

A -Melody has style, shape and imagination. Excellent exploration and development of...

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