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The Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide and Western Australia, the Minister for Education
and Training in New South Wales, the Minister for Education and Industrial Relations in Queensland
and the Minister for Education and Skills, Tasmania, through the University of Tasmania.

THEORY — FIFTH GRADE


9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Wednesday, 24th August, 2011

Time allowed: Three hours


Write your candidate number in the space at the top of this paper.
Write your answers neatly and clearly on this paper and return it to the Supervisor.

Question 1 KEYS and SCALES Total Marks 10

A Write the scale of A# harmonic minor. 5


• Write the key signature
• Use crotchets
• Write one octave descending and then one octave ascending
• Mark the semitones with slurs

B 3

Add accidentals to these notes to make the scale of Ab melodic minor.


Mark each tone with a slur.

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Write the key signature of the major key
C 2
that has seven flats and name that key.

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Question 2 INTERVALS Total Marks 6

A Name these intervals by number and quality. 2

B Write these intervals as directed. 2

C 2

(i) Write the inversion of this interval, and then name the inversion.

(ii) Is this interval a minor 2nd? Place a tick in the appropriate box.

Yes
q No
q
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Question 3 MODULATION Total Marks 5

This melody modulates twice. Name


• the original key
• the key of each modulation
• the relationship of each modulation to the original key

Tonic key ...................................................................................

First modulation ...................................................................................

Relationship to original key ...................................................................................

Second modulation ...................................................................................

Relationship to original key ...................................................................................

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Question 4 HARMONY Total Marks 32

A 20

Harmonise the following melody in four-part vocal style.


Make use of unaccented passing and auxiliary notes.

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B 12

In pianoforte style, harmonise the notes under each of the four brackets with a cadence and an
approach chord. The passage includes modulation to a related key. Show one example of each of
the four principal cadences.

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Question 5 CREATIVE Total Marks 12

Answer only ONE part of this question.

EITHER Write a melody in G major to the following stanza of poetry.


• Write the words clearly under the notes.
• Use hyphens for words of more than one syllable.
• Mark the phrasing.
• Modulation is optional.

The breezes waved the silver grass


Waist-high along the siding,
And to the creek we ne’er could pass,
Three boys, on bare back riding.
Henry Lawson
Days when we went swimming

OR Continue the given opening to make a balanced eight-bar melody.


• Mark the phrasing.
• Modulation is optional.

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Question 6 INSTRUMENTS Total Marks 14

Place a tick () in the appropriate column to indicate whether the


A 4
named instrument has no reed, a single reed or a double reed.

Instrument No reed Single reed Double reed

flute

clarinet

oboe

bassoon

This melody appears on a score for A clarinet.


B 4
Using the appropriate key signature, re-write it as it would sound.

C 4

(i) Name the woodwind instrument that overblows at the octave.

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(ii) Name the two clefs most often used by the bassoon.

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(iii) Which instrument is side-blown? ......................................................................................

(iv) What is the ‘break’? ..............................................................................................................

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D 2

Name the woodwind instruments that have these notes as their highest sounds.

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Question 7 FORM Total Marks 21

A 4

In a theme and variations movement or form, describe four ways in which the theme can be
altered and developed in the variations.

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B 4

In relation to the scherzo, answer Yes or No to the following.

• Was it developed from the minuet? ....................................................

• Is it generally written in binary form? ....................................................

• Does a trio generally follow the scherzo? ....................................................

• Can the scherzo be an independent work? ....................................................

C 3

Describe three features you would expect to find in a typical minuet and trio written by Haydn.

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D 5

Study this excerpt and then answer the following questions.

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(i) What type of vocal music does this excerpt suggest?

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(ii) Name two distinguishing features of this form of music. ................................................

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(iii) Would this form of music be found in an oratorio by Handel or Mozart?

Yes or No? ....................................................

(iv) What other musical composition might contain this form?

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E 5

(i) Explain the term da capo aria and describe the character of this type of music.

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(ii) Name two types of musical composition that may include a da capo aria.

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