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Musical Concept Listening Lists

This page provides audio examples of every listening concept in National 5 Music, giving students quick access to clear and relevant samples whilst saving busy teachers the time involved in locating suitable excerpts. See also the National 5 ‘Musical Concept Examples and Instructional Videos’ on the Resources page.


Concepts are clearly categorised and musical excerpts can be accessed simply by clicking on the piece title (see Notes on the Listening Lists below).









  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Strophic

  Amazing Grace

  John Newton


  Binary - A B

  Bourée (Movement 6   from 'Water Music,'   suite in F major)

  Handel

   

  Rondo (A B A C A...) -   Episode

  Rondo alla Turka   (from 'Piano sonata   no.11 in A major,'   KV331

  Mozart


  Alberti Bass

  Sonata IV in G Minor

  Domenico Alberti

  c.0.19 & c.1.02 & c.1.55   & c.3.02

  Walking Bass

  Fly Me to the Moon

  Bart Howard (Frank   Sinatra)


  Ground Bass

  Canon in D major

  Pachelbel


  Homophonic

  Carmina Burana   (from 'O Fortuna')

  Carl Orff


  Contrapuntal

  Little Fugue (in G   minor, BWV 578)

  J. S. Bach


  Coda

  (Sittin' on) the dock of    the bay

  Steve Cropper and   Otis Redding (Otis   Redding)

  Begins at 2.21 with   singer whistling the   melody

Unit 3 National 5 TEXTURE/STRUCTURE/FORM Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Rubato

  Clair de Lune

  Debussy


  Ritardando

  Mr Blue Sky

  Electric Light   Orchestra (ELO)

   3.53 - 4.01 & 4.27 - 4,30

  Moderato

  So Nice (Summer   Samba)

  Marcos Valle &   Paul Sergio Valle


  Cross Rhythms

  Mars from 'The Planet   Suite'

  Holst


  Compound Time 6/8

  We Are The   Champions

  Queen


  Compound Time 9/8


  The Butterfly (Irish   Slip Jig)

  Traditional

  (Flo Ryan)

  

  Compound Time 12/8


  Trip Through Your   Wires

  U2


Unit 5 National 5 RHYTHM/TEMPO Concepts






  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Baroque

  Brandenburg   Concerto No.1

  J.S. Bach

  Ragtime

  The Entertainer

  Scott Joplin

  Romantic

  The Nutcracker Suite

  Tchaikovsky

  Swing

  In The Mood

  Glenn Miller

  Concerto

  Cello Concerto in E   minor, Op.85

  Elgar

  Opera

  Madam Butterfly

  Puccini

  Scots Ballad

  Green Grow the   Rashes O

  Robert Burns

  Mouth Music

  Puirt a Bheul,   Traditional Scottish   Gaelic Mouth Music

  Traditional

  Reggae

  Red, Red Wine

  Neil Diamond

  (UB40)

  African Music

  Sanctus from 'Missa   Luba,' an African   mass

  Based on   traditional   Congolese songs

  Rapping

  I'll Be Missing You

  Puff Daddy

Unit 6 National 4 STYLE Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Major (tonality)

  Firework

  Katy Perry


  Minor (tonality)

  Mad World

  Roland Orzabad

   

  Drone

  Sword Dance

  Traditional

  (Donald Shaw   Ramsay)


  Broken chord /   Arpeggio

  Nothing Else Matters

  Metalica

  Electric guitar   arpeggios at the start   and throughout

  Chord Progression -   chords I, IV and V   (major keys)

  Twist and Shout

  The Beatles


  Change of Key

  Love Story

  Taylor Swift

  key change occurs at   3.18

  Pedal

  Nothing Compares 2U

  Prince

  (Sinead O'Connor)

  Synthesizer Pedal   from start of song

  Scale

  Concerto in F Major   for Flute,  Strings &   Continuo, Op.1 No.1,   'La Tempesta di Mare'   RV433, Movement 1,   Allegro

  Vivaldi

 Scale passages occur   in Melody and   accompaniment lines   at: c. 0.01 - 0.18   &   1.12 - 1.27 & 2.18 -   2.34  & 2.40 - 2.43

  Pentatonic Scale

  Sweet Home Alabama

  Lynyrd Skynyrd


  Octave

  The Octave Jump

  Bob Chester and   His Orchestra

 Swing Band piece   based on octave leaps

  Vamp

  Ain't That a Shame

  Fats Domino

  Piano Vamp

  Scat Singing

  Some of These Days

  (Ella Fitzgerald)

  1.23 - 2.28

  Ornament

  Concerto in G Major   for Flute, Strings &   Basso Continuo,   Op.10 No.6, RV437

  Vivaldi

  Ornaments (including   trills) occur in each of   the 3 movements,   especially at:    (Movement 1:) c.0.56 -   1.23 & c.1.42 - 1.54 &   c.3.02 - 3.27    (Movement 2:) 4 main   trills occur      (Movement 3:)    c.6.30 - 6.52

Unit 7 National 4 MELODY/HARMONY Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Canon

  Canon in B Flat for 6   Voices 'Leck Mich im   Arsch' K231/K382c

  Mozart


  Ternary A B A

  Lagrima (for solo   classical guitar)

  Francisco Tarrega


  Verse and Chorus

  Dare (La La La)

  Shakira


  Middle 8

  All I Have To Do Is   Dream

  The Everly   Brothers

  0.49 - 1.07   & 1.30 -   1.48

  Theme and Variation

  Variations on a Theme   of Corelli

  Rachmaninov


  Cadenza

 Piano Concerto no. 4  in G Major, Op.58

  Beethoven

  Cadenza occurs in   movement 1 at  c.5.19 -   19.06

  Imitation

  Chromatic Invention

  Bartok


Unit 8 National 4 TEXTURE/STRUCTURE/FORM Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Brass Band

  Theme from 'Rocky'

  Bill Conti   (Grimethorpe   Colliery Band)


  Wind Band

  Aviators March

  John Philip Souza


  Violin

  Shenandoah (Violin   Solo)

  Traditional   American Folk   Song (Mairead   Nesbitt)


  Cello

  Cello Suite No.1 in G,   BWV 1007

  J.S. Bach


  Double Bass

  The Elephant (from   Carnival of the   Animals)

  Saint-Saëns


  Harp

  The Fountain  

  Marcel Grandjany   (Alisa Sadikova)


  Flute

  The Long Way Home

  Terry Oldfield


  Clarinet

  Concerto for Clarinet   and String Orchestra

  Aaron Copland


  Saxophone

  Songbird

  Kenny G


  Pan Pipes

  The Light of   Experience

  Traditional Andean   (Pierre Belmonde)


  Recorder

  Recorder Concerto in   C Major, RV 443

  Vivaldi


  Trumpet

  Splatch

  Miles Davis


  Trombone

  Trombone Concerto

  Nikolai Rimsky-   Korsakov


  Timpani

  'March' from 8 Pieces   for Timpani

  Elliot Carter


  Snare Drum

  Bolero

  M. Ravel

  Snare drum plays   throughout the piece

  Bass Drum

  Concerto for Bass   Drum and Orchestra

  Gabriel Prokofiev


  Cymbals

  1812 Overture

  Tchaikovsky

  c.3.09  &  c.4.59  &  5.43 -   5.54  &  c.9.00 - 9.33  &   c.11.31 - 11.42  & C.12.28  &   c.12.42  &  c.13.00  &   c.13.20 - 14.06

  Triangle



  Waltz from 'Swan   Lake' , Op.20

  Tchaikovsky


  c.0.08  &  c.0.51-1.19  &   c.1.26 & c.1.33 & c.1.40 &   c.1.47 & c.2.20 - 2.33  &   c.3.05 - 3.33  &  c.3.37-3.41   & c.3.44 - 3.48 & c.3.53 -   3.55  & c.3.59 - 4.02 &   c.4..35 - 4.39 & c.4.42 - 4.46   & c.5.25 - 5.28  & c.5.39 -   5.43 & c.6.15 - 6.41 &    c.6.52 - 7.17

  Tambourine

  Cast no Shadow

  Oasis

  0.12 - end of song

  Güiro

  La Clave, Maraca y   Güiro (from the album   'Putumayo')

  Chico Alvarez


  Xylophone

  The Golden Age of the   Xylophone

  Arranged by F.E.   Werle and R Eyles


  Glockenspiel

  Tubular Bells (part   one, live at the BBC,   1973)

  Mike Oldfield

  c.20.26

  Harpsichord

  Sonata in D Minor,   K.517

  Domenico Scarlatti   (Elaine Comparone)

  Sonata in D Minor,   K.517

  Bass Guitar

  The Invisible Man

  Queen

  Song is structured   around a central Bass   guitar riff, beginning at   c.0.28

  Distortion

  Summer of '69

  Bryan Adams

  Electric Guitar   distortion used from   the start and throughout   the track

  Muted

  All Blues

  Miles Davis

  Muted trumpet enters   at c.0.21

  Soprano (voice)

  Pie Jesu from   'Requiem'

  Gabriel Fauré


  Alto (voice)

  Gestillte Sehnsucht,   from 'Two Songs,'   Op.91

  Brahms


  Tenor (voice)

  Nessun Dorma, (Aria   form   the Opera   'Turandot')

  Puccini


  Bass (voice)

  Gurnemanz's   Narration   form the   Opera 'Parsifal'

  Wagner


  Backing Vocals

  Let's Twist Again   (original version)

  Chubby Checker


Unit 9 National 4 TIMBRE/DYNAMICS Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Syncopation

  Jamming

  Bob Marley

  Syncopated   accompaniment

  Scotch snap

  Silhouette from   'Music of the   Spheres'

  Mike Oldfield

  Scotch snaps occur at   2.02 - 3-19 first in flute   melody then in   oboe/bassoon melody

  Strathspey

  Braes of Tullymet

  


  Jig

  The Irish   Washerwoman

  Traditional irish


  Simple Time: 2/4

  The Emperor's March   (theme from the   soundtrack from the   movie, 'Star Wars')

  John Williams


  Simple Time: 3/4

  Waltz in A flat major,   Op.39 no.15

  Brahms


  Simple Time: 4/4

  Fields of Gold

  Sting


  Compound Time

  See Unit 5 National 5   RHYTHM/TEMPO   concepts: 6/8, 9/8 &   12/8 time



  Anacrusis

  Auld Lang Syne

  Robert Burns


  Andante

  Symphony No.35 in D   major, KV385,   Movement 2

  Mozart


  Accelerando

  Sailor's Hornpipe   (Mike Oldfield version,   from Tubular Bells)

  Mike Oldfield

 

  Rallentando

  Wanted, dead or Alive

  Bon Jovi

  c.3.51 - end

  A Tempo

  Hungarian Dance    No.5 in G Minor

  Brahms

  In this piece there are   several instances   where the music slows   down and returns to the   original tempo (a tempo)

  Dotted Rhythms

  Rex Tremendae, from   'Requiem' K626

  Mozart






  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Blues

  Hoochie Coochie Man

  Muddy Waters

  Pop

  Something in the Way   You Move

  Ellie Goulding

  Jazz

  I Got Rhythm

  George Gershwin

  Latin-American

  Wave

  Antonio Carlos   Jobim

  Musical

  Les Misérables

  Claude-Michel   Schönberg

  Rock

  Sweet Child O' Mine

  Guns 'n Roses

  Rock 'n Roll

  Johnny B Goode

  Chuck Berry

  Scottish

  The Dark Island

  David Silver

Unit 11 National 3 STYLE Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Ascending

  Betrayal and   Desolation (from the   soundtrack from the   movie 'Braveheart')

  James Horner

  5.23-5.40

  Descending

  Daydream in Blue

  I Monster

  Descending bass riff   repeats throughout the   song

  Step (stepwise)

  Satin Doll

  Johnny Mercer,   Billy Strayhorn &   Duke Ellington

  Stepwise melody

  Leap (leaping)

  Rolling in the Deep

  Adele

  Leaping melody

  Repetition

  Nocturne from String   Quartet No.2

  Borodin

  Main themes repeated   throughout (opening   theme c.0.03-0.29, and   scale theme c.2.35-   3.14)  

  Sequence

  The Arrival of the   Queen of Sheba

  Handel

  Sequence occurs in   several places,   including:  c.0.18 - 0.24    &  c.1.07-   1.14  &    c.1.48 -1.58   (woodwind)  &  c.2.04 -   2.10 (strings)  & 2.19 -   2.27  &  2.48 - 2.55

  Question and Answer

  Symphony No.94   (The 'Surprise'),   Movement  2,   Andante

  Haydn

  Opening 8 seconds or   so are a Question and   Answer phrase which   is repeated and   developed throughout   the movement

  Improvisation

  Angel

  Chris Hinze

  4.33 - 5.00  (Electric   Guitar) & 5.21 - 6.20   (Flute)

  Chord

  Study No.9 (Op.31   No.20)

 Fernando Sor

 

  Discord

  Threnody to the   Victims of Hiroshima

  Penderecki


  Chord Change

  The Boys Are Back in   Town

  Thin Lizzy

  Chord changes in the   Electric Guitar can be   heard clearly throughout

Unit 12 National 3 MELODY/HARMONY Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Unison

  All My Loving

  The Beatles

  Unison vocals used in   verses at 0.01 - 0.48 &   1.14 - 1.38

  Octave

  Bolero in C Major,   Op.19

  Chopin

  3 opening piano   chords are in unison   octaves

  Harmony/Chord

  Concierto de   Aranjuez, Movement   2,  'Adagio'

  Rodrigo

  This movement contains   chord harmony on   strummed classical   guitar, including the   opening 90 seconds or   so

  Solo

  Hungarian Rhapsody

  Liszt

  Solo Piano

  Accompanied

  The Sound of Silence

  Simon & Garfunkel

  2 Voices   accompanied by   Acoustic guitar

  Unaccompanied

  Recuerdos de la   Alhambra

  Francisco Tarréga   (David Russell)

  Unaccompanied   Classical guitar

  Repetition

  Farandole from   L'Arlesienne Suite   No.2

  Bizet

  Phrases and musical   themes are repeated   throughout

  Ostinato

  Chasing Cars

  Snow Patrol

  Keyboard ostinato   plays  throughout the   song

  Riff

  Walk This Way

  Steven Tyler and   Joe Perry   (Aerosmith ft. Run   DMC)

  Electric guitar riff at    0.22 - 0.32 & 0.50 -   0.59   & 1.45 - 1.53 &   2.12 -   2.20 & 3.06 -   4.00 &   4.19 - 4.46

  Round

  Frère Jacques

  Traditional


Unit 13 National 3 TEXTURE/STRUCTURE/FORM Concepts






  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer (performer)

  Symphony

  Symphony no. 99

  Haydn

   Gospel

  How great thou art

  (Yolanda Adams)

   Classical

  Divertimento in D major, K136

  Mozart

   Pibroch

  Farewell to the laird of Islay

  Traditional

  Celtic rock

  Whisky in the jar

  Thin Lizzy

  Bothy ballad

  Drumdelgie

  Traditional

  Waulking song

  Barra waulking song

  Traditional

  Gaelic psalm

  Psalm  51 to St. Kilda

  Traditional

  Aria

 Vecchia zimarra, senti (The Coat Song)  from the opera, 'La Boheme'

  Puccini

  Chorus

  III. Sequentia, Dies Irae, from 'Requiem',   K626

  Mozart

  Minimalist

  Six marimbas

  Steve Reich

  Indian

  Raga Jogeshwari

  Ravi Shankar

Unit 1 National 5 STYLE Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Atonal

  Pierrot Lunaire

  Arnold Schoenberg


  Cluster

  Concord sonata,   movement 2   ('Hawthorne')

  Charles Ives

   c. 1.41

   Chord progression    (I,  IV, V & VI in major    keys)

  Brown Eyed Girl

  Van Morrison



  Perfect cadence

  Te Deum

  Charpentier 

  c.0.15 & c.0.32 & c.1.05 &   c.1.37 & c.1.54

  Imperfect cadence

  Concerto 3, ‘Autumn’   from ‘The Four   Seasons’;  Movement   1, ‘Allegro’

  Vivaldi

  Before solo violin enters,   imperfect cadences occur   in the opening section at:   c.0.06 & c.0.12 & c.0.21 &   c.0.33 & c.0.39 & c.0.57 &   c.1.01 & c.1.06

  Inverted pedal

  The Garden is   Becoming a Robe   Room

  Michael Nyman


  Violin inverted pedal

  Chromatic

  Etude op.10 no.2

  Chopin


  Whole-tone scale

  Arabesque 1 (from ‘2   Arabesques’)

  Debussy


  Grace note

  Gnossienne No.1

  Eric Satie


  Glissando

  El Colibri (‘The   Humming Bird’) –   Classical guitar solo

  Julio Sagreras



  Tone

  Wonderwall

  Oasis


  All the notes in the first   two phrases of each   verse of the song are a   tone apart

  Semitone

  Für Elise (Bagatelle)

  Beethoven

  Opening notes are a   semitone apart - these   form the basis of a   recurring theme   throughout the piece

  Modulation

  Eine Kleine   Nachtmusik   (Serenade no.13 in G   major), movement 4,   K525

  Mozart


  Modulation from major   key to minor key at   c.1.22, then a   modulation from minor   key back to major key at   c.1.37 (smaller passing   modulations occur in   other parts)

  Contrary motion

 Mikrokosmos volume  II, no.44, 'Contrary  Motion'

  Bartok

  


  Trill

  Ouverture from   'Water Music' - suite   in F major

  Handel

  Trills occur  through-    out the opening 'Largo'    section of the    movement

  Syllabic

 Just The Way You Are

  Bruno Mars


  Melismatic

  Amen from 'Stabat   Mater,' RV621

  Vivaldi


  Countermelody

  Sonata in G major,    K13 L486

  Scarlatti


  Descant (voice)

  'Dum Complerentur   Dies Pentecostes'   (Motet)

  Palestrina


  Pitch Bend

  Albatross

  Fleetwood Mac

  Bends occur through-   out in lead electric   guitar melody (e.g. at   c.1.02)

Unit 2 National 5 MELODY/HARMONY Concepts






  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Piccolo

  Piccolo Concerto in C   major, RV443

  Vivaldi


  Oboe

  Gabriel's Oboe

  Ennio Morricone

   

  Bassoon

  Bassoon Concerto in   B flat major KV191

  Mozart


  French Horn

  Horn Trio, Op. 40

  Brahms


  Tuba

  Concerto in F Minor   for Tuba and   Orchestra

  Vaughan Williams


  Viola

  Viola Concerto in G   Major

  Georg Philip   Telemann


  Castanets

  Fandango

  Boccherini


  Hi-hat Cymbals

  Poetry in Motion

  Johnny Tillotson

  from c.0.22

  Bongo Drums

  Chillout Bongos

  Pitri Simpson


   Clàrsach

  The Chanter's Song

  Traditional


   Bodhrán

  O'Sullivan's March

  The Chieftans

  piece begins with   Bodhrán and continues   throughout

  Sitar

  Concerto for sitar and   orchestra

  Ravi Shankar

  Sitar enters c.1.33

  Tabla

  Tabla Ecstasy

  Talavya


  Arco

  Overture from the   opera, 'The Marriage   of Figaro,' K492

  Mozart


  Pizzicato

  Simple Symphony,   Op.4, Movement 2,   Playful Pizzicato'

  B. Britten


  Con Sordino

  Symphony no.9,   Op.95 'From the New   World,' Movement 2

  A. Dvořák

  opening section has   muted brass and   strings?

  Flutter Tonguing

  The Great Train Race

  Ian Clarke


  Rolls

  Symphony No.8,   Movement 4, 'Finale'

  Bruckner

  Timpani rolls

  Reverb

  Novio

  Moby

  Reverb is used on   Piano and Vocals

  Mezzo-Soprano

  Hänsel and Gretel

  Humperdinck

  leading mezzo-   soprano role; the   witch

  Baritone

  'La Pietade in Suo   Furore' (from the   opera, Lucia de   Lamermoor')

  Verdi




  A Cappella

  Smile

  The Idea of North



Unit 4 National 5 TIMBRE/DYNAMICS Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Accent / Accented

  Symphony 5,   Movement 1

  Beethoven

  The opening 8 chords   are accented chords.   These and others occur   periodically throughout   the movement

  Beat / Pulse  (strong   beat / pulse)

  Westway

  Sky (group)


  Beat / Pulse  (subtle   beat / pulse)


  Symphony No.5 in C   Sharp Minor,   Movement 4,   'Adagietto'

  Mahler


  2 Beats in the Bar

  Stars and Stripes   (arranged by   Horowitz)

  Souza


  3 Beats in the Bar

  Carrilon from   L'Arlesienne, Suite   No.1

  Bizet


  4 Beats in the Bar

  Bad Moon Rising

  John C. Fogerty   (Creedence   Clearwater Revival)


  On The Beat

  'Promenade,' part 1   from Pictures at an   Exhibition

  Mussorgsky

  There is a clear on the   beat texture in this   opening section of the   piece

  Off The Beat


  Spandau Ballet

  Guitar chords heard at   0.01 - 0.30 & 1.22 - 1.41   & 2.32 - 2.51 & 4.00 -   4.19   are played off the   beat

  Repetition

  Rebel Rebel

  David Bowie

  Electric guitar riff is   repeated throughout the   song

  Slower

  Asturias from 'Iberia   Suite'

  Isaac Albeniz

  Middle section (B) of this   piece (B), beginning at   c.1.39, is slower than   the first and last sections   (A). This work is in   ternary form with a   Coda.

  Faster

  Ouverture from   'Orchestral Suite No.1   in C Major' BWV 1066

  J.S. Bach

  Second part of the   ouverture (beginning   c.2.19) is faster than the   first part (0.01 - c.2.18)   and the third part (c.5.15   - 6.31)

  Pause

  Movement 2, 'Molto   Vivace', from   Symphony No.9

   Beethoven

  Pauses occur in the   movement at c.1.19 &   2.31 & c.2.35 & c.2.49 &   c.4.35 & c.9.24 & c.9.29   & c.9.43 & c.11.29 &   c.11.52

  March

  The Black Bear   (Scotland The Brave)

  Scottish Traditional


  Reel

  The Dashing White   Sergeant

  Scottish Traditional



  Waltz

  Glen Massan

  John Kelly


  Drum Fill

  Everything Must Go

  The Manic Street   Preachers

  Drum fills occur   throughout the song

  Adagio

  Adagio in G Minor

  Albinoni


  Allegro

  Symphony in C major   Movement 3

 Wagner


Unit 15 National 3 RHYTHM/TEMPO Concepts







  Concept

  Piece Title

  Composer   (performer)

  Time Code/ further    information

  Striking/Hitting

  Hotel California

  The Eagles (Steel   Band, Cuba)


  Blowing

  Fanfare for the   Common Man

  Aaron Copland


  Bowing

  Octet, Op.20 (for 4   violins, 2 violas, and   2 cellos)

  Mendelssohn


  Strumming

  Suddenly I See

  KT Tunstall

  Song is accompanied   by Strummed Acoustic   guitar

  Plucking

  Duelling Banjos

  Arthur 'Guitar   Boogie' Smith  (Glen Campbell and   Carl Jackson)


  Accordion

  The Flying Scotsman

  (David Vernon)


  Fiddle

  Swallowtail Jig

   Traditional Irish    (Katy Adelson)


  Bagpipes

  Highland Cathedral

  Ulrich Roever and   Michael Korb


  Acoustic Guitar

  Angie

  Bert Jansch


  Electric Guitar

  Far Beyond the Sun

  Yngwie Malmsteen


  Piano

  'Minute' Waltz, Op.64,   No.1

  Frédéric Chopin

  

  Organ

  Toccata and Fugue in   D Minor, BWV 565

  J.S. Bach


  Drum Kit

  Ommadawn - Final   section (Live at   Knebworth 1980)

   Mike Oldfield    (Simon Philips,    Pierre Moerlen

   solo featuring 3    drummers occurs at    2.36 - 6.05

  Steel Band

  The Lion Sleeps   Tonight

  Solomon Linda  (Dover Steel Drum   Band)


  Scottish Dance Band

  Eva Three Step

  Scottish Traditional   (The Steven Carcary   Scottish Dance   Band)

Ommadawn - Final   section (Live at   Knebworth 1980)

  Folk Group

  Rocky Road to Dublin

  Irish Traditional   (The High Kings)


  Voice

  North Star

  Philip Glass


  Choir

  'Lacrimosa' from   Requiem in D minor,   KV626

  Mozart


  Staccato

  Hora Staccato

  Grigoras Dinicu  -   arr. for piano &   violin by Jascha   Heifetz (Renaud   Capucon & Jèrome   Ducros)


  Legato

  Adagio for Strings

  Samuel Barber


  Orchestra (Strings,   Brass, Woodwind,   Percussion)

  Young Person's Guide   to the Orchestra

  Benjamin Britten   (based on a piece   by Henry Purcell)


Unit 14 National 3 TIMBRE/DYNAMICS Concepts


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The full set of suggested listening lists below corresponds to the order in which the musical concepts appear in the book, How to Pass National 5 Music. Particular concept categories can be accessed by clicking on these links:


Unit 1:   National 5 STYLE Concepts


Unit 2:   National 5 MELODY/HARMONY Concepts


Unit 3:   National 5 TEXTURE/STRUCTURE/FORM Concepts


Unit 4:   National 5 TIMBRE/DYNAMICS Concepts


Unit 5:   National 5 RHYTHM/TEMPO Concepts




Unit 6:   National 4 STYLE Concepts


Unit 7:   National 4 MELODY/HARMONY Concepts


Unit 8:   National 4 TEXTURE/STRUCTURE/FORM Concepts


Unit 9:   National 4 TIMBRE/DYNAMICS Concepts


Unit 10: National 4 RHYTHM/TEMPO Concepts



Unit 11: National 3 STYLE Concepts

Unit 12: National 3 MELODY/HARMONY Concepts


Unit 13: National 3 TEXTURE/STRUCTURE/FORM Concepts


Unit 14: National 3 TIMBRE/DYNAMICS Concepts


Unit 15: National 3 RHYTHM/TEMPO Concepts

National 5 Music

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In the listening concept tables below, the main National 5 musical concepts occur in red; those in blue indicate words that might be helpful in an Internet search if you want to research a concept or topic further.

 




In instances where a concept occurs at a specific point in a musical example (e.g. a Perfect Cadence), a Time Code is given to indicate this point. For example, a time code of 0.23 means that the concept can be heard twenty three seconds into the piece. In music where there could be a slight variation in the time code (for example due to speed variations in different performances of the same piece), the letter 'C' precedes the code (an abbreviation of the word ‘circa’ meaning ‘approximately’).


For instance, in the example in the table below we are informed that the musical concept sequence occurs in Vivaldi’s concerto in D minor, Op.8, No.9, Movement 1 at c.1.18 (approximately one minute and eighteen seconds into the movement). We are also given the Further Information that the sequence is played by strings at this point. 


Time Coding/Further Information

Key words

  Concept

  Piece Title

   Composer    (performer)

  Time Code / further   information

  Sequence

  Concerto in D minor,   Op.8, No.9, Movement 1

  Vivaldi

  At c.1.18 strings   begin playing the   sequence

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Unit 10 National 4 RHYTHM/TEMPO Concepts