Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Full Scores for Analysis
Mozart - Requiem Mass (full score) Source: IMSLP
Mozart - Coronation Mass (full score) Source: IMSLP
Faure - Requiem Source: IMSLP
Haydn - Lord Nelson Mass
Brahms - Ein deutches Requiem, op. 45 Source: IMSLP
According to the directions in Precision Conducting, do a full score analysis of the work according to the instructions on page 4 of the book (also below).
Instructions from Sharp, Precision Conducting:
Choose a large musical work that is divided into multiple sections or movements (preferably one that you are preparing for an upcoming performance) and make a chart similar to the one shown for Messiah. Note that in that example of a full-score chart, movements, text source, difficulty, solos, voicing, keys, page references, movement references, and instrumentation are indicated. Use columns similar to those found in the Messiah example, but be aware that the work you choose to chart may necessitate new categories or columns in order to demonstrate important aspects of the score.
Examples of areas that may be uniquely present in some scores include larger issues related to form, spoken drama, rehearsal track numbers, numbers found in alternate scores, number of measures in a movement, durations, emotional intensity ratings, or any number of sections that could be analyzed and added to the full-score chart. Always remember that the point of this chart is to provide an overview of the full work at a glance.