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GCSE Music (Listening)

GCSE Music (Listening)

Dates Available

  • Week 2: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
  • Week 3: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April


Edexcel (Pearson)

Length of Course

As determined by need


As required

Tuition is offered on an individual basis only and students must telephone to discuss their requirements before completing a registration form. Tuition will concentrate initially on a sound knowledge of musical terms and styles and thereafter on discussion and practice of the relevant skills using examples taken from past papers and other appropriate sources.

Area of study Set works
Instrumental Music 1700–1820
  • J S Bach: 3rd Movement from Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major
  • L van Beethoven: 1st Movement from Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor ‘Pathétique’
Vocal Music
  • H Purcell: Music for a While
  • Queen: Killer Queen (from the album ‘Sheer Heart Attack’)
Music for Stage and Screen
  • S Schwartz: Defying Gravity (from the album of the cast recording of Wicked)
  • J Williams: Main title/rebel blockade runner (from the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
  • Afro Celt Sound System: Release (from the album ‘Volume 2: Release’)
  • Esperanza Spalding: Samba Em Preludio (from the album ‘Esperanza’)

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