Sound Matters

An Anthology of Listening Material for GCSE Music

Sound Matters  (Part.) (0)Sound Matters  (Part.) (1)Sound Matters  (Part.) (2)Sound Matters  (Part.) (3)
Musical EditionsScore
Item no.355795
Scope200 pages
Release year1990
Publisher / ProducerSchott Music
Producer No.ED 12351


This Anthology of 72 music examples, consisting of the Teacher's Manual, Pupil's Questions, Music Book and two Recordings on CD or Cassettes, is intended to provide comprehensive resource materials for the listening component of the GCSE music syllabuses. The extracts have been selected especially to illustrate the periods, styles and rudiments of music encompassed within the syllabuses, and the four components of the publication produced to ensure maximum assistance to the teacher in the classroom.


  • Preface
  • FOLK SONG: Quittez, pasteurs
  • Pierlala (18th century sutch song)
  • One night as I lay on my bed
  • Duck Dance
  • MUSIC IN THE LATE RENAISSANCE: T. Susato: La Mourisque
  • G. da Palestrina: Benedictus
  • T.L. de Victoria: O quam gloriosum est regnum
  • T. Morley: You that wont, to my pipe's sound
  • MUSIC IN THE BAROQUE ERA: C. Monteverdi: Deus in adjutorium
  • A. Corelli: Sarabande (from Op. 2 No. 10)
  • H. Purcell: Hark, each tree (from Ode for St Cecilia's Day)
  • A. Vivaldi: Second Allegro (from Op. 3 No. 11)
  • G.F. Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)
  • J.S. Bach: Meine Tage in den Leiden (from BWV 150)
  • J.S. Bach: Seufzer, Tränen, Kommer, Not (from BWV 21)
  • J.S. Bach: Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag (from BWV 145)
  • J.S. Bach: Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag (BWV 629)
  • F. Couperin: Le Petit-Rein
  • J.S. Bach: Polonaise (from BWV 1067)
  • G.F. Handel: Recitatives and Chorus (from Part 1 of Messiah)
  • J. Haydn: Minuet and Trio (from "La Passione")
  • J. Haydn: Poco Adagio (from Op. 9 No. 5)
  • W.A. Mozart: Coda (from Larghetto)
  • W.A. Mozart: Der Vogelfänger (from Die Zauberflöte)
  • L. v. Beethoven: Andante (from Sonata Op. 49 No. 1)
  • MUSIC IN THE ROMANTIC PERIOD: C.M.v. Weber: Overture (from Der Freischütz)
  • F. Schubert: Am Meer (from Schwanengesang)
  • H. Berlioz: Un Bal (from Symphonie fantastique)
  • F. Chopin: Mazurka (Op. 7 No. 5)
  • R. Schumann: Fantasiestück (Op. 73 No. 1)
  • F. Liszt: Preludio (from Etudes d'exécution transcendante)
  • G. Verdi: Miserere (from Il Trovatore)
  • R. Wagner: Prelude (to Tristan and Isolde)
  • J. Brahms: Variations 13-16 (fromthe Finale of Symphony No. 4)
  • A. Dvorak: Dumka (from Piano Quintet in A major Op. 81)
  • P.I. Tchaikovsky: Slow Movement (from Symphony No. 5)
  • R. Strauss: Epilog (from Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche)
  • MUSIC IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: C. Debussy: Voiles (from Préludes Book I)
  • Ch. Ives: The Anti-Abolitionist Riots in the 1830's and 1840's
  • A. Webern: Third movement (from Variations for Piano Op. 27)
  • B. Bartók: Third movement (from Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion)
  • E. Lutyens: Secondo (from String Quartett No. 6)
  • I. Strawinsky: Bransle Simple (from Agon)
  • O. Messiaen: Le traquet strapazin (from Catalogue d'oiseaux)
  • K. Stockhausen: Zyklus
  • C. Berberian: Stripsody
  • P.M. Davies: St Veronica wipes His Face (from Vesalii Icones)
  • H. Birtwistle: Chronometer
  • J. Casken: Piper's Linn
  • S. Martland: The World is in Heaven (from Glad Day)
  • JAZZ AND POP: F. Molton: Peace in the Valley
  • Tho Original Dixieland Jazz Band: Fidgety Feet
  • Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang: Jazz Me Blues
  • The Platters: Only You
  • E. Fitzgerald: Mack the Knife
  • S. Getz and A. Gilberto: The Girl From Ipanema
  • J. Brown and the Famous Flames: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Purple Haze
  • J. Miles: Music
  • Shakatak: I and I are the Chosen One
  • Level 42: The Sun Goes Down
  • WORLD MUSIC: Sekar Gadung (Bali, Indonesia)
  • Drum Ensemble (Burundi, East Africa)
  • Etenraku (Japan)
  • Aochara and Gata en Kaharva (from Dhun "Man Pasand", Northern India)
  • Dance of the Owl (Arnhem Land, Australian)
  • Ti-tzu and P'i-p'a (China, Chamber Music)
  • Dastgah Segah (Persian Classical Music Iran)
  • Jelea Din Bosanci (Romania)
  • Mi Raza (Bolivia, South America)
  • National (Trinidad, Steel Band)
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