A2 Briefed Composition

A2 Briefed Composition


A composition brief is sent out by Edexcel at the start of the spring term. There is a choice of 4 briefs. 2 will be centred around the area of study of Music for the moving image and the other 2 will be centred around music and words.

Contrary to popular opinion, you can choose any of the briefs to compose for. And not just the area of study that students are covering for the exam.


The composition must be about 3 minutes in length.

It must be composed for at least 4 instruments/tracks/voices.

You must submit:


Examples of previous students briefed compositions (see if you can work out what the briefs set were?!)