HSC 2002 – Music 1

Elective Composition

Exemplar Sample – Annotation

Title: Sky
Topic: Australian Music

The candidate displays a perceptive understanding of style and the manipulation of the concepts is sophisticated. Excellent word scansion and vocal harmonies are very effective. Interest is maintained through melodic development, rhythmic contrasts and textural changes. The score is very detailed and comprehensive with particular attention given to expressive devices. The overall structure is stylistically conceived with seamless transition between sections. A detailed knowledge of instrumental capabilities and voicing of instruments is clearly apparent.