HSC 2002 – Music 1

Elective Composition

Band 5/6 Sample 3 – Annotation

Title: Too Many Late Nights
Topic: Jazz

Candidate demonstrates an understanding of the jazz style through idiomatic writing for piano. Harmonic development is secure and structural understanding is evident. Improvised nature of the piece is appropriate although main melodic idea is a little overworked. Introduction of new material creates effective contrast. Score is detailed with good use of performance directions.