In this unit you will explore how composers use music to portray characters, themes and ideas. You will explore a range of pieces in the genre and study two in depth:-
John Williams – Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
from ‘Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope’
Stephen Schwartz – Defying Gravity from the musical ‘Wicked’.
Once you have a good understanding of the musical devices and techniques used, you will then create your own piece of music for the stage or for a film.