The orchestral season 2 ADED11458

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces students to music that will be played during the second part of the orchestral season. We shall examine a wide range of repertoire in detail, and will also explore relevant artistic and organisational issues that concern orchestras today.


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Block 2: weeks 1-5, Wednesday, 2pm-4pm

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Analyse a selection of music from a wide range of currently available repertoire.

■ Examine the relevant artistic and organisational issues that underpin the functioning orchestras.

■ Develop students' understanding of orchestral music in performance.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically evaluate and discuss a selection of musical works.

■ Understand internal structuring compositional techniques.

■ Locate musical works within the history and development of the musical canon.

■ Understand how an orchestra that is capable of performing sophisticated musical pieces is maintained.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits