Showing posts from October, 2011

Year 13 work: Thursday 3rd Nov

Ich bin in Deutschland!

In Thursday´s lesson I would like you to turn up and Mr Guinane will have left you a listening exercise or two to do. You may attempt to do this as a group or individually. We can then discuss how you found it the following week. If you finish, you can practise for your performances or do some wider reading below.

For wider listening and reading you should do the following:

It's simple: in comments on the music, art, drama, literatureand all things cultural. Articles also contextualise the arts, which will be of a great support to younot only Music, but also History, Drama, English and Art. To stop you from having to checkthe blog frequently, I highly recommend you like the Facebook page: If you 'like' the page, then the articles will turn up on in your news feed andyou can click on anything of interest. There will also be links to articles in newpaper reviews etc. …

BBC Four: Symphony

This Thursday (03 Nov) on BBC Four, the legend that is Simon Russell Beale presents the first in a new series looking at the Symphony, and how it has shaped both our history and identity.

The first episode looks at the symphonies of Miss Doan's crew, the big boys; Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

The programme info can be found here.

Be sure to check it out.

Enjoy the weekend, see you all Monday!

Songs for a New World Review/Lower School Musical News

Congratulations to everyone in the cast, band and crew. The two stunning shows were a testimony to all your hard work and we are really proud of you all. If you haven't already seen it, then you must read Gavin Plumley's review of the show by clicking here. For those of you who are interested in keeping up-to-date with professional music, drama and art news and productions, you really should check out Gavin's blog, EntarteteMusik. Of course in the age of social media, links to all of his articles are posted on his Facebook page (click here to 'like' it), which of course is fed through to Twitter (follow by clicking here).
Finally, we are delighted to announce the Lower School Musical, Seussical. This will take place in the final week of term in July. Watch this space ( and the Drama Dept blog) for more details regarding auditions etc. The show will be open to Years 7-10 (although if you have been in Songs for a New World, you will not be eligible). Click he…

Year 13: Thursday 20th October

I won't be in tomorrow's lesson, I'm afraid. If you all turn up, then please do discuss Jack's listening. If you read this in time then please do the following:
1) Find a recording of the Mozart Piano Sonata in your anthology (K333) and listen to it. 2) Identify the sections (by bar numbers) of Sonata Form 3) Draw a table/mind map whatever you want to and make detailed notes on harmony, melody, texture and structure (although this is covered in 2).
I will post up further listening during the half term.
Miss Doan

No Big Band This Week

Apologies for the late notice, but there will be no Big Band this week.

We will kick off again after half term.


Mr. Guinane

Year 12 Homework: Monday 17th Oct 2011


Your homework for this week and over half term is to:

1. Finish the definitions sheet!
2. Provide 'A Potted History of The Beatles'. I would suggest three parts:

- A timeline of their albums
- Information about the music on each album (the main part)
- Information about The Beatles (more general), mapped to the timeline of albums.

I do not mind how it is presented, but as you have the half term break to do this I expect something detailed and fairly substantial. Focus on the music.

Any problems come and see me.

Due Monday 31st Oct (first Monday back)


Mr. Guinane