Mock exam paper D - Music Composing Ordinary Level

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PRE-LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2014

MUSIC-ORDINARY LEVEL

COMPOSING (100 marks)

Duration: 1 hour and a half

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Write your examination number, as required, in the box above.

Answer the questions in the spaces provided in this question answer book.

You may use the spaces in the middle and at the end of the question- answer book for rough work.

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Marc

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Móriomlán

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1.Total of end of page totals

2. Aggregate total of all disallowed questions

3. Total mark awarded (1 minus 2)

Answer TWO questions – ONE from Section A (Melody Composition) and ONE from Section B (Harmony)

SECTION A – MELODY COMPOSITION (40 marks)

Answer ONE QUESTION ONLY in this section: Q1 or Q2 or Q3. Note that both Q1 and Q3 contain two sections

Q1. CONTINUATION OF A GIVEN OPENING

In the case of both (a) and (b)

  • Continue the given opening to make an 8-bar melody, ending on the keynote that is, doh.
  • Add appropriate phrasing and expression marks to the melody
  • Choose a suitable instrument for your melody from the following list:

(a) ❐  violin ❐ flute ❐  clarinet ❐  horn

AND

(b) ❐violin ❐descant recorder ❐ trumpet ❐ horn

(40)

Q.2 SETTING MUSIC TO A GIVEN TEXT

Study the following verse:

When I was sick and lay a-bed

I had two pillows at my head

All my toys beside me lay

To keep me happy all the day

  • The first two lines have been set to a rhythm. Compose a rhythm to fit the remaining words

When I was sick and lay a - bed

I had two pil - lows at my head

All my toys be - side me lay to

Keep me hap - py all the day.

  • Using this rhythm, compose a melody of eight bars, beginning as indicated and e...

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