HSC 2002 – Music 1

Elective Composition

Band 3/4 Sample 2 – Annotation

Title: Quo Vadis
Topic: Australian Music

Candidate demonstrates a knowledge of the capabilities of the different instrumental parts, but does not fully explore their potential. Melodic and harmonic treatment is simple but interest is achieved through variations and counter melodies. The score is accurate and clear with some dynamic markings and performance indications. Some synthesised sound sources are not clearly identified (eg ‘brightness’, ‘atmosphere’), making reproduction difficult.