The theme song for the television show The X-Files will be performed by the class. This song was composed by Mark Snow. Below is an arrangement of this song by Andrew Negus. This is the arrangement that will be performed as a class performance. There are 5 parts for each student to choose form to play. The parts will be changed around every time this piece is performed to allow every student a chance to play something different. The five parts are:

  • the tune
  • a treble accompaniment
  • a bass accompaniment
  • timpani (one student only)
  • percussion
The music is not that hard to read and perform, however, this performance will be made more interesting as every instrument will be connected to a delay pedal. The following instruments and set ups will be used:
  • electric guitars – leads through a delay pedal into an amplifier
  • electric bass guitars – leads through a delay pedal into an amplifier
  • keyboards and synthesizers – leads through a delay pedal into an amplifier
  • electric violin/s – leads through a delay pedal into an amplifier
  • electric drums – either electric drum kit or just single drum (only single drum needed) leads through a delay pedal into an amplifier
  • timpani (as is)
There will be lots of room for experimentation. Each part will need different amounts of delay, some very little some quite a lot. It will also be a challenge to not have the delay effects clashing. Different instrument voices can also be played around with. Below is a midi file of what the final performance should roughly sound like:
Below are the attachments for the scores and separate parts:
Each class performance will be recorded. These recording will be posted up on the schools website for all students to listen too. Student are to blog about each giving feedback on what they think of each recording. There are also some listening tasks that students need to do that will help with the performance.
There are two different arrangements and slightly different procedures for a:
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