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BTEC-Unit 6 Working as an ensemble P1,M1,D1

Discussion in 'Music' started by cyberbell7, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Hi
    i am teaching BTEC unit 6 for the first time this year and I was hoping someone out there could clarify part of the marking criteria
    <u>P1 Identify different roles and responsibiltiies within an ensemble</u>
    e.g Role: Conductor
    Responsibilities: Preparing rehearsal schedule, leading rehearsals, keeping players together , interpret the music

    <u>P2- Describe different role and responsibilities within an ensemble</u>
    Role: Conductor
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    During rehearsals, the conductor is responsible for determining how the
    music will be interpreted and for noticing and correcting any errors in
    how the musicians are performing.
    During performances the conductor is responsible for keeping the players together especially around tempo changes.
    Outside of rehearsals and performances conductors must decide on how they want the musicians to interepret the music and they must come up with a rehearsal schedule
    Is that enough detail for P2

  2. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

  3. Thank you
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    That is often the case with amateur orchestras, but in professional circles the planning of a rehearsal schedule is an enormously complicated business that is done by management. They have to take into account the availability of rehearsal venues, the schedules of any international soloists involved and so forth.
    There are also technical issues, such as the number of hours professional musicians can play without a break, which can only realistically be addressed by management.
    In the case of opera (and major choral works), some of the rehearsals will be in the hands of chorus masters, repetiteurs, associate conductors and the like, with the main conductor only being involved in the final stages (orchestral rehearsal, sitzprobe and dress).
  5. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    Florian gets a 'distinction'. [​IMG]


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