Music Technology - annotated instrumental score exemplars level 3 US23730

Task Two: Score (Instrumental)

The Incredibles (main theme) Music by Michael Giacchino, Arranged by Paul Murtha.

Outcome 2

Operate music notation application(s).

Range

notation conventions include but are not limited to – score layout, key and time signature, section names, section barlines, repeats, dynamics, tempo markings, chord symbols;

a minimum of six conventions are required.

Achieved

Commentary Student response

This exemplar is from the conductor’s score of a full concert band arrangement, and was prepared to support concert band rehearsal.

It is constructed and edited using Sibelius 6 music notation and demonstrates the operation of a music notation application.

This score has met achieved criteria as it includes the minimum of six conventions required in outcome 2. These are namely; score layout (although inconsistent to source but functional to the purpose); key (though not transposed) and time signatures; section names (limited to section 1 only); section barlines (e.g. end of bar 6); dynamics (a range of, not all present); tempo markings (e.g. bars 1 and 7).

The Incredibles (PDF, 200KB) (main theme) Music by Michael Giacchino, Arranged by Paul Murtha.

Merit

Commentary Student response

This exemplar is from the conductor’s score of a full concert band arrangement, and was prepared to support concert band rehearsal. It is constructed and edited using Sibelius 6 music notation.

The exemplar demonstrates the preparation and editing of music notation that contains all of (range requirement is 2 of) – tuplets, phrase marks, key change(s), expression, transposition, (could contain drum key as well).

Keeping this exemplar in the merit range, rather than meeting excellence are factors such as: landscape page layout, placement of dynamics (e.g. bar 5 bass clarinet and bass guitar crescendo endpoint). Further, bar 11 Cl1 contains 1 part per stave whereas bar 12 contains source’s 2 parts per stave. Glissandi are also misaligned and the last barline is a final barline; it could be a dotted barline, indicating this score is an excerpt only.

The Incredibles (PDF, 320KB) (main theme) Music by Michael Giacchino, Arranged by Paul Murtha.

Excellence

Commentary Student response

This exemplar is from the conductor’s score of a full concert band arrangement, and was prepared to support concert band rehearsal.

It is constructed and edited using Sibelius 6 music notation. The exemplar demonstrates stylistic consistency applicable to the genre and context; contains refined score layout including graphic symbols; grace notes, metre change(s), two or more parts within a stave.

In addition to the above, the score includes graphic symbols, part names, sections, performance directions applicable to genre and context. The exemplar mirrors the source well.

Please note: bar 6 has layout issues where the bars per system match the source however some further layout refinement will tweak the accents’ placement to align. (The misalignment is an outcome of Sibelius’s magnetic score alignment system).

The Incredibles (PDF, 81KB) (main theme) Music by Michael Giacchino, Arranged by Paul Murtha.

 
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