Aims and objectives
To develop further the keyboard skills taught in Parts IA and IB of the Music Tripos; to acquire a knowledge of the application of such skills in practical contexts.
Description of the course
The paper will be taught in a combination of seminars, run by the Faculty, and supervisions, organised by the Colleges.
Description of the examination
The exam consists of six components. Four are examined after a total of forty minutes’ preparation by the candidate:
- Harmonization of a melody in a late nineteenth-century or early twentieth-century style.
- Score-reading 1: playing a passage from a sixteenth-century piece using any combination of C1, C3, C4 and F4 clefs.
- Score-reading 2: playing a passage from an orchestral score dating from after 1830.
- Transposition of a piece of keyboard music, limited to two semitones up or down.
The other two components will be given out at least three days before the examination:
- Realisation of a figured bass on either harpsichord or organ (manuals only) of a texture involving either melody instrument and basso continuo or voice and basso continuo.
- Accompaniment of a song or short set of songs.
The Faculty will provide the additional musicians required for these two components.
|Dr Geoffrey Webber|