One of the topics studied in KS3 music is arrangement. An arrangement is a reworking of a previously composed piece. It may be different to the original work in many ways and often involves adding new thematic material, In essence, an arrangement gives an existing melody more musical variety.
Interludes and codas are two of the things found in the arrangement of music. Composers are not always against arrangements of their works. Due to a poor grasp of the ability to do so himself, the American composer George Gershwin had his Rhapsody in Blue orchestrated and arranged by Ferde Grofe.
This quiz will test your knowledge of some of the terms used in musical arrangements. Take your time and read each question carefully before deciding which of the four given answers is correct. And don't forget the helpful comments. These come after each question and may help to clarify anything you were unsure of. Now, let's see if you can 'arrange' a score of 10-out-of-ten!