GCSE Music

Edexcel GCSE (9 - 1) Music (1MU0)

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Set Pieces for the written exam

Instrumental Music

1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D- 3rd Movement - Johann Sebastian Bach

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2. Piano Sonata No.8 in C Minor (“Pathétique”)- 1st movement - Ludwig van Beethoven

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Vocal Music

3. Music for a while - Henry Purcell

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4. Killer Queen - Freddie Mercury

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Music for stage and screen

5. Defying gravity (from Wicked) - Stephen Schwartz

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6. Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope - John Williams

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7. Release - James McNally, Iarla  Ó Lionáird, Russell Martin, Sinéad O'Connor and Simon Emmerson

8. Samba Em Prelúdio - Vinicius de Moraes and Baden Powell de Aquino

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Component 1:  (30%)

Performing - Solo and Ensemble Performances

Component 2:  (30%)

Composing - Free and Brief Compositions

Component 3:  1 hour 45 minutes (40%)

Written exam paper - Appraising

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