AS Level Music · Edexcel (Pearson) 

Dates Available
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

Edexcel (Pearson) 9MU0

Length of Course
As required.

Subject to requirements and availability.

Component 3 8MU/03 Appraising Set Works

The following can be studied:

Vocal Music 

  • J. S. Bach, Cantata, Ein feste Burg
  • Mozart, The Magic Flute

Instrumental Music 

  • Vivaldi, Concerto in D minor, Op. 3 No. 11
  • Clara Wieck-Schumann, Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17: movement 1

Music for Film 

  • Danny Elfman, Batman Returns
  • Rachel Portman, The Duchess

Popular Music and Jazz 

  • Courtney Pine, Back in the Day
  • Kate Bush, Hounds of Love


  • Debussy, Estampes
  • Familia Valera Miranda, Caña Quema

New Directions 

  • Cage, Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos
  • Kaija Saariaho, Petals for Violoncello and Live Electronics

Certain AQA and OCR topics can also be covered in board-specific groups.