Advanced Rudiments may be completed together with the UMT Supplemental Workbook Levels.

LEVEL 8 Supplemental Workbook is designed to be completed with the Advanced Rudiments.

Supplemental Books include Melody Writing, History & Much More!


LEVEL 8 Supplemental Workbook


The LEVEL 8 Supplemental Workbook is designed to be completed with the Advanced Rudiments Workbook.

The Identical Matching Answer Book is a handy resource for quick, easy and accurate marking.

The UMT Advanced Rudiments Workbook and UMT LEVEL 8 Supplemental Workbook, help students prepare for the Level 8 Royal Conservatory of Music Theory Exam based on the 2016 RCM Theory Syllabus.

Music History Videos are provided for you as a Free Resource when completing the questions in the LEVEL 8 Supplemental Workbook.

The Ultimate Music Theory Supplemental LEVEL 8 Workbook and Answer Book will be available soon!

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Music History (Music of the Medieval Era, Renaissance Era and Global Music Styles) introduced in the LEVEL 8 Supplemental Workbook includes:

  • Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard von Bingen
  • Sumer Is Icumen In ("Reading Rota") by Anonymous, 13th century
  • El grillo by Josquin des Prez
  • the Javanese gamelan
  • the raga in Indian music

1. Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard von Bingen

Watch and Listen to Ordo Virtutum

Start at 54:12 To view:  Ordo Virtutum Scene 4: Quae es, aut unde venis? (Latin: Who art thou, and from whence comest thou?)The question is asked by the Devil, Diabolus, who has no music in him. He never sings, only speaks in strepitus (violent shouting).  The Devil irrupts and fights to bring the Soul (Anima) down. The Soul is repentant and engages in a victorious battle to overcome the Devil.

2. Sumer Is Icumen In by Anonymous, 13th century

Listen to Sumer Is Icumen In six voice a cappella. "Sumer Is Icumen In" is a traditional English medieval round, and possibly the oldest such example of counterpoint in existence. The title may be translated as "Summer has come in" or "Summer has arrived". The round is sometimes known as the Reading Rota because the manuscript comes from Reading Abbey though it may not have been written there. It is the oldest piece of six-part polyphonic music. Its composer is anonymous.

Middle English Sumer is icumen in, Lhude sing cuccu! Groweþ sed and bloweþ med And springþ þe wde nu, Sing cuccu!

Awe bleteþ after lomb, Lhouþ after calue cu. Bulluc sterteþ, bucke uerteþ, Murie sing cuccu! Cuccu, cuccu, wel singes þu cuccu; Ne swik þu nauer nu.

Pes: Sing cuccu nu. Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu. Sing cuccu nu!

Modern English Summer has arrived, Loudly sing, Cuckoo! The seed grows and the meadow blooms And the wood springs anew, Sing, Cuckoo!

The ewe bleats after the lamb The cow lows after the calf. The bullock stirs, the stag farts, Merrily sing, Cuckoo! Cuckoo, cuckoo, well you sing, cuckoo; Don't ever you stop now,

Sing cuckoo now. Sing, Cuckoo. Sing Cuckoo. Sing cuckoo now!

Listen to Sumer Is Icumen In - A Cappella group

Listen and Watch Sumer Is Icumen In - Peformance

Listen to Sumer Is Icumen In - Instrument Quintet

Listen to Summer Is A Coming In - The Futureheads

3. El Grillo by Josquin des Prez

Listen to El Grillo and Observe the Score

Josquin des Prez - El grillo (The Cricket) closely follows the rhythm & meaning of the poem. (English translation of El grillo is below the video.) Word Painting, the emotional feeling of the poem, is mirrored in the melody and harmony of the music.

El grillo (The Cricket) LYRICS / Letra

El grillo è buon cantore,  (The cricket is a good singer,)
Che tienne longo verso,  (And he sings for a long time,)
Dalle beve grillo canta.  (Give him a drink so he can go on singing.)
Ma non fa come gli altri uccelli,  (But he doesn't do what the other birds do,)
Come li han cantato un poco,  (Who after singing a little,)
Van' de fatto in altro loco.  (Just go elsewhere.)
Sempre el grillo sta pur saldo,  (The cricket is always steadfast,)
Quando la maggior è'l caldo,  (When it is hottest,)
Al' hor canta sol per amore.  (Then he sings just for love.)

Listen to El Grillo - Choral Performance

Listen to El Grillo - Four Part Vocals

Observe and Listen to El Grillo - English Translation

4. The Javanese Gamelan

Listen and Watch the Javanese Gamelan - Music and Dance

Learn more about The Wayang Puppet Theatre

Watch and Learn about the Javanese Gamelan

Watch and Learn about The Javanaese Gamelan - Tuning

5. The Raga in Indian Music

 Watch the Performance by Irshad Khan -  Raag: Bhopali

Listen to the Evening Raga: Bhopali - The Magic of Twilight by Irshad Khan

Performance by Anoushka Shankar

Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar Live: Raag Khamaj (1997)

Learn more about The Raga in Indian Music - Traditional

Norwegian Wood (LIVE Beatles Tribute with Sitar)

George Harrison - The Last Performance

Anoushka Shankar - Traces Of You ft. Norah Jones

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