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1. Describe and discuss the general plan of Haydn's Pianoforte Sonata in E flat (No. 3, page 27, Peter's Edition). Besides the general characteristics of the sonata, the special points that should be noticed and commented upon are: the order of the movements ; the form in which each is written ; the leading keys of each, and the kind of time employed.
2. Harmonise in four parts, and write in compressed score Exercises 25, 28, and 29, in Macfarren's “ Progressive Exercises." Write the ground-notes on a separate stave below the bass.
3. Treat the following Canti Fermi according to the directions given in Question 5 of last month's paper, in which a second Canto Fermo was accidently omitted. The Canti Fermi may be transposed in order to suit the compass of any particular voice.
4. (i) What are composition pedals, compound stops, and couplers? What couplers are almost always found even on small organs? What is the effect of the swell pedal, and by what means is it produced ?
(i) What is meant by a “break ” in a voice? Is it curable,
ii and if so, how? Is it advisable that a singer should practise as a rule with or without the accompaniment of an instrument ? Give reasons for
your answer. (iii) Give the fingering of all the major and minor scales and three methods of fingering the chromatic scale. How should rapidly repeated octaves be played on the piano ? Explain the staccato, legato, and portamento touch.
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