HSC 2002 – Music 1

Elective Composition

Band 4/5 Sample 1 – Annotation

Title: Sad Blues Man Walking
Topic: Music for radio, film, TV and multimedia

Candidate demonstrates a stylistic understanding and has created a composition that is representative of the topic. The score is clear and accurate with appropriate performance directions. There is some effective interplay between oboe and guitar, however, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic material is simplistic. There is an attempt to create interest and variety through textural and tone colour changes. The instrumental writing for the chosen performing media is reasonably successful although full capabilities are not always explored.