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 MODULE C: Repertoire
The singer has completed the section on repertoire in the workbook and knows how to take a piece of music and:
• discuss the themes of the text and what it communicates.
• describe how the composer has set the words (for example, syllabic, melismatic, repetition, word-painting).
• discuss the composer’s use of different colours and textures and how this reflects the text and affects the mood of the music.
• look at the events of the composer’s life, their historical/political background, and discuss any connections with his/her musical output.
• discuss the characteristics of the musical period in which the composer lived.
• name other pieces in the same genre and compare/contrast them.
• discuss any performing conventions that would have affected the piece and compare this with how it is performed today.
MODULE D: Belonging to the choir
The singer:
• is committed, reliable and punctual, always informing the choir trainer before being absent.
• is an outstanding member of the choir, setting an excellent example to other singers through attendance, behaviour, commitment, and musical standards.
• understands the delicate balance in a choir between giving a strong musical lead and blending with other singers.
• understands that the choir is a team and the importance of participating in the practicalities of running the team, e.g. setting up rehearsal rooms, collecting music, etc.
• takes responsibility for the less experienced singers.
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