Music GCSE: Haydn, symphonies and melodic writing
In this short film Howard Goodall analyses 18th century music, Joseph Haydn' impact on composition, and the rise of the symphony and opera as prominent musical forms.
The simplicity, elegance and function of the music of composers such as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven is studied with analysis of the primary chords and examples of notated score showing their use of blocks of chords.
Further analysis of Haydn’s symphony and melodic writing demonstrates the form and structure of his work.
This short film is from the BBC series, Howard Goodall's Story of Music.
Using three colours for tonic (l), sub-dominant (lV), and dominant (V) chords, colour in and then analyse the use of these primary triads in a piece of music, either from a symphony, or a piece of popular music.
Can your students identify from this how harmonic rhythm can be faster or slower?
This short film will be useful for teaching music, particularly in the areas of music history, notation, composition, music theory and understanding styles.