Mock exam paper D - Music Listening Higher Level

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PRE-LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2014

MUSIC-HIGHER LEVEL

LISTENING (100 marks)

Duration: 1 hour and a half

Q. 1 An excerpt from Symphonie Famtastique by Berlioz

  • The full excerpt will be played ONCE only. Sections A, B and C, taken from the excerpt, will then be played THREE times. There is a twenty second gap between each playing of the music in this question.
  • Answer the questions that follow

Section A, The first 16 bars are printed below, Bars 256 - 272

Section B, Bars 288 – 301

Section C, There is no printed music for this section

Section A,

  1. Name 2 instruments playing the theme written in the printed score above from bars 256 to 264?

1. ___________________________ 2. ___________________________

(ii) The motif played by the instruments in (i) is inspired by which theme?

■ 1 ■ 2 ■ 3 ■ Ideé Fixe

  1. Explain your answer in (ii)

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Section B, Bars 288 - 301

  1. From which section of the work is the excerpt taken?

Exposition Development ■ Recapitulation

(ii) Briefly describe the mood of the excerpt?

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(iii) Identify and describe the rhythmic technique played by the lower strings.

Technique_________________________________________________________

Description________________________________________________________

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Section C, Bars 302 - 319. There is no printed music for this section

(i) Describe one way in which the music in this theme differs from the first time it is heard in the movement.

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(ii) In the space provided, give...

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