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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATION COUNCIL

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION
MUSIC year 2009
GENERAL PROFICIENCY
PAPER 01
LISTENING AND APPRAISING
SECTION 1
MUSICAL PERCEPTION 45 minutes
Answer ALL questions in this section.
This section carries 25 marks.
Listen to the selected excerpts, then write your answers in this booklet.
1. EXCERPT A - Gospel/Spiritual, Jazz/Blues, Folk/Traditional, Western Art/classical, pop
Five brief sketches will be played in a continuous sequence. Identify the order heard in the
recording, by selecting the correct genres from the list above.

1st sketch _________________________________________


2nd sketch _________________________________________
3rd sketch _________________________________________
4th sketch __________________________________________
5th sketch __________________________________________

2. EXCERPT B
a) Name ONE idiophone used in the excerpt. _________________________
b) What instrument doubles with the MAIN melodic instrument in the excerpt?
___________________________________________________________
c) Identify ONE rhythmic and ONE melodic feature of the excerpt.
Rhythmic: _____________________________________________________
Melodic: ______________________________________________________

(3 marks)

(1 mark)
(1 mark)
(2 marks)

3. EXCERPT C
a) Which of the following MOST precisely identifies the metre? Place a tick () in one box to indicate
the correct answer.
Simple duple ________
Compound duple ________ Sinple quadruple ______ (1 mark)
b) Which TWO of the following are NOT features of the excerpt? Place a tick () to indicate the correct
answers.
(i) Use of idiophone _____
(ii) Unison singing _____ (iii) Melody begins on the dominant (5th) ___
(iv) Call and response _____ (v) Pentatonic melody _____
(2 marks)

EXCERPT E
a) State the genre of the excerpt. _____________________________________

(1 mark)

b) (i) Specify ONE term that BEST identifies the general harmonic texture
______________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

(ii)

Which of the following voice parts does the soloist perform? Place a tick () to indicate the
correct answer.
Soprano _______ Mezzo soprano ____ Alto ____ Tenor ____ Bass _____ Descant ____
c) Identify the form of the excerpt by selecting ONE of the options listed below. Place a tick () to
indicate the correct answer. Binary ___ Strophic ___ Through-composed ___
(1 mark)
d) Name the type of scale used in line TWO of the verse (Im so glad I got my rligion in time).
_____________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

SECTION II
MUSICAL LITERACY- 1 hours
This section carries 15 marks
Carefully examine the piece and answer questions 7 (a) to 7 (j)
See Score Attached
An Audio Recording of the piece Rosamunde will be played TWICE only: first at the beginning of the
section and again, five minutes later.

7. (a) Describe the metre of Rosamunde for example, compound quadruple.


_________________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

(b) Identify the term that BEST represents the TEMPO of the piece. Place a tick () in the box with the
correct answer.
Andantino ____
Vivace ____
Grave ____
(1 mark)
(c ) Specify the overall form of the piece.
_______________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)
(d) State the relationship between the opening key and the key at bar 19.
_______________________________________________________________________
(e)

Give the technical name of the key to which the piece modulates at measure 44.
_______________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)
(1 mark)

(f) Give the English meaning of EACH of the following:


(i) poco rit (bar 53): _____________________________________________________________
(ii)

(bar 3): __________________________________________________________ (2 marks)

(g) Rewrite bars 51 and 52 (TREBLE STAVE ONLY) in note values twice the original.
_________________________________________________________________________ (2 marks)
(h) Transpose bars 39 and 40 (BASS stave only) UP a PERFECT 4th. Prefix the new key signature. (3 mks)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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(i) Complete the description of the intervals numbered and bracketed in the score, giving the quality (for
example, MAJOR)
___________________________________________ 6th (bar 4)
___________________________________________ 2nd (bar 45).

(2 marks)

(j) State the difference in dynamics between measures 30 and 32.


_________________________________________________________________________ (1 mark)

SECTION III SET WORKS (Total 20 marks)


N.B. Only one work is shown here as the other two works have been removed from the syllabus in 2011.
SET WORK: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION ( Mussorgsky-Ravel)
8 a) Name the genre of the work.
_________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

(ii) What other art form is associated with this work?


__________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

b) Place the movements in the order in which they are heard. DO NOT include the recurrent theme. The
FIRST movement has been inserted for you.
(i)
_The Gnome_________________________________
(ii)
____________________________________________
(iii)
____________________________________________
(iv)
____________________________________________
(v)
____________________________________________
(4 marks)
c)

i) What is the MOST predominant theme of this set work?


________________________________________________________________

(1 mark)

ii) State TWO ways in which the composer varies this theme.
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

(2 marks)

d) The features outlined below are related to THREE movements from this work.
Features:
Simple triple metre

Quintuple metre
Frequent tempo changes
Descending arpeggios in woodwind and strings
Predominant use of chromatic scale passages.

Select, from the list above, the feature(s) that correspond(s) to EACH of the following movements,
and write your5 answers in the appropriate spaces.
Movements

Features

(i) Gnome

______________________
______________________

ii) Promenade

_______________________

iii) The old Castle

________________________

(5 marks)