HSC 2002 – Music 1

Core & Elective Performance

Band 4/5 Sample 1 – Examiner’s Annotations

Title: Worst Pies in London
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Instrument: Voice

The performance demonstrates a sound attempt to convey the expressive character and style of the song. There is effective use of dynamic contrast. Inconsistencies and unevenness in vocal quality and phrasing with some straining in the upper register and forced tonal qualities in the lower register.