Music Study & Revision Guides

 

The OSC IB Music study guide is a comprehensive digital resource, recommended for students in either year 1 or year 2 of their IB Music as it forms both an effective companion to teaching materials and a useful review when preparing for assessments.

It has been produced by Mary Jo West, who has taught IB Music at George Mason High School in the USA since 1997, building on over a decade of music teaching in Japan and the USA before that. As well as being a Grammy Music Educator Top Ten Finalist, she is a recipient of the Washington Post’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year!

The study guide is purchased as a one or two year subscription, and is accessed through your web browser. It covers musical perception, composition, and solo and group performance; a review of all assessments; comprehensive outlines and key points for all classical eras, rock, jazz, and world music; and guided instruction on avoiding common pitfalls and using correct terminology. It follows the current IB Music syllabus which is valid for students taking exams up to November 2021.

In addition to the IB Music Study Guide, we also partner with Triple A Learning to bring you four excellent BACCpacks that cover the prescribed works. For 2019 assessments the relevant works are by JS Bach and Zoltan Kodály listed below. The older BACCpacks for Gershwin and Rossini are still available for teachers who may wish to use them as classroom resources.

BACCpacks for the prescribed works for exams in 2020 and 2021 are currently in development and should be available from April 2019. These are: Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G major (Hob. 1:94) ‘The Surprise’; and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43.

Students and teachers should contact our Customer Service team for the latest information about licenses available for our IB Music guide and BACCpacks.

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Kodály’s Dances de Galánta BACCpack
£75.00
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  • Publisher: Triple A Learning | Format: Downloadable Pack
  • Description

    This BACCpack is a downloadable resource and can be used on an individual computer from a CD, an intranet or even on a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). The pack is extensive and covers all that students need to know about Kodály himself, Dances de Galánta and the context in which it was written. The contents of the pack include:

     

    • Zoltán Kodály’s Biography
    • The Composition’s Title
    • Verbunkos a Hungarian Style
    • Melodic Material for Dances de Galánta
    • The Verbunkos Melodies
    • Nationalistic Elements in Dances of Galánta
    • Full measure by measure analysis of Dances de Galánta

     

    The pack is highly cost-effective - buy just one and the licence allows you to use it with as many students within the school as you want to - permanently.

Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2 BACCpack
£75.00
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  • Publisher: Triple A Learning | Format: Downloadable Pack
  • Description

    This BACCpack is a downloadable resource and can be used on an individual computer from a CD, an intranet or even on a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). The pack is extensive and covers all that students need to know about Bach himself, Brandenburg Concerto No.2 and the context in which it was written. The contents of the pack include:

     

    • Bach’s biography
    • The Baroque Period
    • Bach's Compositions
    • The Six Brandenburg Concertos
    • The Brandenburg Concertos: Chronology
    • The Structure of a Concerto
    • Evolution of the Instrumental Concerto
    • Ritornello Form
    • The Instrumentation in the Brandenburg Concerto
    • Concerto Brandenburg No.2 Performance Practice
    • Bach and Vivaldi
    • Full measure by measure analysis of Brandenburg Concerto No.2

     

    The pack is highly cost-effective - buy just one and the licence allows you to use it with as many students within the school as you want to - permanently.

Gershwin's An American in Paris BACCpack
£55.00
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  • Publisher: Triple A Learning | Format: Downloadable Pack
  • Description

    This BACCpack is a downloadable resource and can be used on an individual computer, from a CD, an intranet or even on a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). The pack is extensive and covers all that students need to know about Gershwin himself, An American in Paris and the context in which it was written. The contents of the pack include:

     

    • Gershwin’s biography
    • Gershwin’s works
    • Gershwin and Tin Pan Alley
    • Jazz: History and Style
    • Jazz in the Early 20th C.
    • Gershwin’s Fusion of Jazz and Western Art Music
    • Gershwin’s Attitude towards Jazz and Western Art Music
    • An American in Paris: The Origin.
    • An American in Paris: The Program
    • An American in Paris: Instrumentation
    • An American in Paris: Analysis
    • An American in Paris: Activities

     

    The pack is highly cost-effective - buy just one and the licence allows you to use it with as many students within the school as you want to - permanently.

Rossini's Petite messe solennelle BACCpack
£55.00
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  • Publisher: Triple A Learning | Format: Downloadable Pack
  • Description

    This BACCpack is a downloadable resource and can be used on an individual computer, from a CD, an intranet or even on a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS). The pack is extensive and covers all that students need to know about Rossini himself, Petite messe solennelle and the context in which it was written. The contents of the pack include:

     

    • Rossini’s biography
    • Rossini’s works
    • Rossini’s Péchés de vieillesse
    • Rossini’s Sacred Music
    • The Mass
    • The Text of the Mass
    • Salutaris
    • Prélude religieux
    • Petite messe solennelle and its instruments
    • Stile Antico and Stile Moderno
    • Petite messe solennelle Analysis - Kyrie
    • Petite messe solennelle Analysis – Gloria
    • Petite messe solennelle Analysis - Credo
    • Petite messe solennelle Analysis – Prélude religieux
    • Petite messe solennelle Analysis - Sanctus
    • Petite messe solennelle Analysis – O salutaris
    • Petite messe solennelle Analysis – Agnus Dei
    • Petite messe solennelle Activity 1 – Text in Kyrie
    • Petite messe solennelle Activity 2 – “Solo vs. Tutti”
    • Petite messe solennelle Activity 3 – “Sections of the Gloria”

     

    The pack is highly cost-effective - buy just one and the licence allows you to use it with as many students within the school as you want to - permanently.