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Junior Activity Week 
COMPOSITION - FANFARE

Learning Intentions

  • We are learning to compose a fanfare using the G major triad.
  • We are learning to develop an understanding of pitch and texture.

 

What to look for

  • Pupils performing fanfares based on the G major triad
  • Pupils composing their own fanfares using notation and the G major triad
  • Pupils notate their composition using iPads and Notateme Now app.
  • Pupils evaluating their own fanfares
  • Pupils discussing and identifying changes within fanfares
  • Pupils extending their original fanfares

Learning Activities

  • performing fanfares; and
  • G major triad.

Students will compose and notate (Notateme Now - app, Sibelius - software) their own fanfares using the same three notes.

Students will perform record and appraise their fanfares.

 Class discussion:   How does a fanfare avoid becoming boring and keep a sense of moving forward?

Listening:

The Trumpet shall sound

Fanfare from the William Tell Overture

Fanfare for the Common Man

How does the composer use texture to create interest and extend the music?

  • Overture to William Tell uses imitation; and
  • Fanfare for the Common Man uses parallel parts.

What other ways could the composer add textural interest to their own fanfares, for example:

  • ostinato on a single note; or
  • by using a fragment of the melody as a repeated motif.

 

 

Resources:
Assessment Task - Composition
compositionfanfareTask
Media Gallery:
Fanfare
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