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MUSIC PAPER 2 GRADE 12 QUESTIONS - NSC PAST PAPERS AND MEMOS NOVEMBER 2016

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MUSIC
PAPER 2
GRADE 12 
NSC PAST PAPERS AND MEMOS
NOVEMBER 2016

INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION 

  1. This question paper consists of THREE sections:
    SECTION A: Aural (10)
    SECTION B: Recognition (12)
    SECTION C: Form (8)
  2. QUESTION 1, QUESTION 2, QUESTION 3 and QUESTION 7 are compulsory.
  3. Answer QUESTION 4 (Western Art Music (WAM)) OR QUESTION 5 (JAZZ) OR  QUESTION 6 (Indigenous African Music (IAM)). 
  4. Write ALL your answers on this question paper. Use a pencil for music notation  and blue or black ink for the other answers.
  5. This examination will be written while candidates are listening to a CD.
  6. The music teacher of the centre must conduct the examination in the presence  of the invigilator.
  7. The last page of this question paper is manuscript paper intended for rough  work. The candidate MAY NOT remove this page.
  8. Candidates may NOT have access to any musical instrument for the duration of  this examination. 
  9. Candidates must take note of the mark allocation at each question to provide  enough information in their answers.
  10. Write neatly and legibly.

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE PERSON OPERATING THE SOUND EQUIPMENT  

  1. The instructions for the music teacher appear in frames.
  2. Each musical extract (track) must be played the number of times specified in the  question paper. 
  3. Allow adequate time between tracks to give candidates time to think and write  their answers before playing the next track.
  4. The number of the track must be announced clearly each time before it is  played.
  5. If a school offers more than one stream (Western Art Music (WAM), jazz, 
    Indigenous African Music (IAM)), the following guidelines must be followed:
    • Each stream must write the examination in a separate venue.
    • Each venue must be equipped with suitable sound equipment.
    • Each venue must have its own CD with musical extracts. 
    • An invigilator must be present in each venue. 
  6. The tracks have to be played as follows:
    • WAM candidates: Tracks 1–21 and Tracks 37–40
    • JAZZ candidates: Tracks 1–12, Tracks 22–28 and Tracks 37–40
    • IAM candidates: Tracks 1–12 and Tracks 29–40
  7. A battery-powered CD player must be available in case of a power failure.

SUMMARY OF MARKS

SECTION A: AURAL 

TOTAL

QUESTION 1 (COMPULSORY) 

4

QUESTION 2 (COMPULSORY) 

6

SUBTOTAL 

10

SECTION B: RECOGNITION 

TOTAL

QUESTION 3 (COMPULSORY) 

4

QUESTION 4 (WAM) OR 

8

QUESTION 5 (JAZZ) OR 

8

QUESTION 6 (IAM) 

8

SUBTOTAL 

12

SECTION C: FORM 

TOTAL

QUESTION 7 (COMPULSORY) 

8

SUBTOTAL 

8

GRAND TOTAL 

30

QUESTIONS

SECTION A: AURAL 
QUESTION 1 

Play Track 1 TWICE in succession.

1.1 Listen to the melodic and rhythmic phrase. Notate the rhythm of the missing  notes in bars 3–4 below. 

  (3) 

Play Track 1 TWICE again. Pause for 30 seconds before the repetition.

 

Play Track 2 THREE times in succession.

1.2 Which ONE of the extracts below corresponds to the melody that you hear? Make a cross (X) in the appropriate block. 
The extract starts with a two-bar click track. 

1.2(1) 

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QUESTION 2 

Play Track 3 ONCE to provide a general overview.

Listen to the extract from My Favourite Things. Answer the questions that follow. 

Play Track 4 TWICE in succession. 

2.1 Identify the difference(s) in articulation between bars 1–8 and bars 9–16. (1) 

Play Track 5 FOUR times.

2.2 The notation of bars 9 and 10 has been omitted at 2.2 in the score. Fill in the  missing pitches that correspond to the melody that you hear. (The track starts  in bar 5.) (3) 

Play Track 6 TWICE.

2.3 Which interval is formed between the two notes in the block at 2.3? (The track  starts in bar 13.) (1) 
2.4 Name the cadence with which the extract ends. (1) 

[6] 

Play Track 7 for a final overview.

TOTAL SECTION A: 10

SECTION B: RECOGNITION OF MUSIC CONCEPTS 
QUESTION 3: GENERAL LISTENING (COMPULSORY)  
3.1 You will hear TWO different performances of the same piece: Track 8 and  Track 9. Listen to these extracts and answer the questions that follow. 

Play Track 8 and Track 9 TWICE in succession.

Compare these two extracts in terms of the following:   (3) 

ELEMENT 

COMPARISON

Track 8 

Track 9

Use of rhythm

   

Tempo

   

Instrumentation

   

 

Play Track 10 and Track 11 ONCE each.

3.2 Indicate only ONE feature that you hear in EACH of these tracks. Make a  cross (X) in the appropriate block.   (2)

FEATURE 

Track 10 

Track 11

Solo improvisation

   

Walking bass

   

Monophonic

   

Giocoso

   

Triple metre

   

 

Play Track 12 TWICE.

3.3 Name any THREE features that indicate that this piece is typically African. (3) 

(8 ÷ 2) [4]

Answer QUESTION 4 (WAM) OR QUESTION 5 (JAZZ) OR QUESTION 6 (IAM).
QUESTION 4: WAM 

4.1 Listen to the extracts from The Magic Flute by Mozart and answer the  questions that follow. 

Play Track 13 TWICE. 

4.1.1 With which subgenre in opera music do you associate this extract? (1) 
4.1.2 Name the character who sings in this extract. (1) 
4.1.3 Where in the opera is this extract sung? (1) 
4.1.4 Name the idiophone that you hear in this extract. (1) 

Play Track 14 ONCE.

4.1.5 Which Italian term best describes the tempo changes at the end of  this extract? (1) 

Play Track 15 TWICE.

4.1.6 The time signature changes in this extract. Identify the new (second)  time signature. Make a cross (X) in the appropriate block.   (1)

4

4

 

Play Track 16 ONCE.

4.1.7 Listen to a section of the overture to The Magic Flute. How does this  extract succeed in setting the mood of the opera? (2) 

Play Track 17 ONCE.

4.1.8 Describe the texture of this extract. (1) 

4.2 Listen to the extracts below from Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and answer  the questions that follow. 

Play Track 18 ONCE. 

4.2.1 What is the function of this extract in Beethoven's Symphony No. 6? (1) 

Play Track 19 TWICE. 

4.2.2 Listen to the higher-pitched instruments in this extract. Choose the  correct description below that corresponds to the music. Make a cross (X) in the appropriate block.  (1)

A legato melody, followed by a non-legato passage on the solo clarinet

                

A legato melody, followed by a legato passage on the solo flute

 

A legato melody, followed by a non-legato passage on the  solo flute

 

A legato melody, followed by a legato passage on the solo  clarinet 

 

 

Play Track 20 TWICE.

4.2.3 Which TWO of the following Italian terms apply to the music you  hear? Make a cross (X) in TWO appropriate blocks.  (2) 

Crescendo

                        

Decrescendo

 

Pesante

 

Grazioso

 

Scherzando 

 

4.3 Listen to the following extract by Mendelssohn. Answer the question that  follows. 

Play Track 21 TWICE.

Indicate THREE items in the list below that are CORRECT in relation to the  music that you hear. Make a cross (X) in THREE appropriate blocks.   (3) 

Inverted pedal point

                    

Melody in flute part

 

Ostinato

 

Minor tonality

 

Allegro

 

Adagio

 

(16 ÷ 2) [8] 
TOTAL SECTION B: 12 

OR

QUESTION 5: JAZZ 
5.1 Listen to the extracts below by The Brotherhood of Breath and answer the  questions that follow. 

Play Track 22 ONCE. 

5.1.1 Identify the jazz category. Make a cross (X) in the appropriate block. (1) 

Jazz at home 

Mbaqanga 

Marabi 

Jazz in exile 

 

Play Track 23 ONCE. 

5.1.2 Describe the mood of this extract by referring to the tonality. (1) 
5.1.3 Name ONE membranophone that you hear in the introduction. (1) 

Play Track 24 TWICE.

5.1.4 Between which instruments/instrumental sections does the call and  response feature in this extract? (1) 
5.1.5 Describe TWO characteristics of this piano-playing style. (2) 
5.1.6 Name another band that is linked to this style of jazz. (1)

5.2 Listen to Spirits Rejoice and answer the questions that follow. 

Play Track 25 TWICE. 

5.2.1 Identify the jazz style. (1) 
5.2.2 Give reasons related to the music to motivate your answer to  QUESTION 5.2.1. (2) 
5.2.3 Name ONE other artist/band that you associate with this style of  music. (1) 

Play Track 26 ONCE.

5.2.4 Which solo instrument do you hear in this extract? (1) 

5.3 You will hear TWO music extracts: Track 27 and Track 28. Listen to these extracts and answer the question below. 

Play Track 27 and Track 28 ONCE each.

Identify the music style of EACH extract and give ONE reason for EACH  answer. 
Track 27 

Style:
Reason:(2)

Track 28 

Style:
Reason:(2)

(16 ÷ 2) [8] 
TOTAL SECTION B: 12
 

OR

QUESTION 6: IAM 
6.1 You will hear TWO tracks: Track 29 and Track 30. Listen to these tracks and  answer the question below. 

Play Track 29 and Track 30 ONCE each.

Identify the music style of EACH extract and give ONE reason for EACH  answer. 
Track 29 

Style:
Reason:(2)

Track 30 

Style:
Reason:(2)

6.2 You will hear TWO tracks: Track 31 and Track 32. Listen to these tracks and  answer the question that follows. 

Play Track 31 and Track 32 ONCE each.

6.2.1 With which of the following descriptions do you associate the  instrumental ensembles that you hear? Make TWO crosses (X) in the  appropriate blocks for EACH track.  (4)

DESCRIPTION 

Track 31 

Track 32

Maskandi band 

   

Marimba band

   

Sudden dynamic changes

   

Drum ensemble 

   

Aerophones

   

A cappella group 

   

Membranophones 

   

 

Play Track 33 and Track 34 ONCE each.

6.2.2 Indicate the similarities between the extracts. Refer to the rhythm and  tempo. (2) 

Play Track 35 ONCE.

6.2.3 Identify the vocal techniques that you hear in this extract. (2) 

6.3 Listen to the extract and answer the questions that follow. 

Play Track 36 TWICE.

6.3.1 Identify the style of South African music. (1) 
6.3.2 Give TWO reasons related to the music to motivate your answer to QUESTION 6.3.1. 

Reason 1: 
Reason 2:  (2) 

6.3.3 With which group/artist do you associate this style of music? (1) 

(16 ÷ 2) [8] 
TOTAL SECTION B: 12

SECTION C: FORM 
QUESTION 7  
Read and study the questions for THREE minutes. 

Play Track 37 ONCE to provide an overview.

Listen to Pink Lady while you follow the score. 
pink lady 1
pink lady 2

Play Track 37 ONCE again.

7.1 What is the form of this piece? (1) 
7.2 Motivate your answer to QUESTION 7.1 by giving a schematic layout of the  form of this piece. Use the table below.  (4) 

SECTION 

BAR NUMBERS

 

02b

   
   
   
   

 

Play Track 38 TWICE.

7.3 Follow the music score from bar 623 to the end. Name the cadence in  bars 70–71. (1) 

Play Track 39 TWICE.

7.4 Follow the music score from bar 02 to bar 142 . Notate TWO prominent  rhythmic motifs that occur in this extract.  (2) 

[8] 

Play Track 40 for a final overview.

TOTAL SECTION C: 8
GRAND TOTAL: 30

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