GCSE Composition

DOwnload the free resource here

Works from the NMC catalogue are the starting point for practical lessons and student exercises in our new GCSE Music Composition Resource. 

Written by composer Dr Steven Berryman, this resource provides creative inspiration for students tackling the composition module of the GCSE syllabus through exploring music by 6 NMC composers.  It is available as a free PDF download from our online store, or is included as a module in the interactive music classroom software Focus On Sound.  

The resource contains works by 6 NMC composers as examples and starting points for detailed composition tasks, listening exercises and activities for students, to help them in their own composition writing. In addition, we have created Spotify playlists with further listening taken from throughout NMC's catalogue that demonstrate extra examples for each composition element explored in the resource. 

The free version of this resource can be downloaded as a digital workbook by clicking the link above, and includes everything students need to guide them through the composers' work and tasks for each compositional elements. 

The full interactive version of this resource can be purchased through subscriptions to MusicFirst's Focus on Sound online classroom. More information can be found on the Focus on Sound website here.

Find out more about the Composers featured in the resource

Listen to the works featured in the resource on Spotify:

Further Listening on Spotify

Further Listening on Spotify

Extended Techniques

Extended Techniques

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Structure

Structure

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Working with text

Working With Text

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Working with Electronics

Working With Electronics

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