MUSC610. Medieval Music
Three hours lecture (3).
Survey of monophonic and polyphonic traditions of both sacred and secular Medieval music. Offered every third year.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
I. Antiquity and pre-Christian Music 9%
II. Early Christian Rites and Liturgy 9%
III. Gregorian Chant 18%
A. Relation to Liturgy
IV. Monophonic Secular Music 12%
A. Composers and Performance
V. Early Sacred Polyphony 22%
VI. Secular Polyphony in France 15%
A. Ars vova
VII. Italian Trecento 15%
A. Italian Notation
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
This class will involve lecture, manuscript, score and aural analysis and scholarly research. Each student will be required to submit a research paper dealing with a specific problem or area of interest.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
Graduate students in music are expected to gain an in depth understanding of the art of music in the medieval period, and to relate that understanding to the larger context of music in western civilization from that era to the present.
Grades will be determined by assessment of the quality of scholarhip of student's research paper and by assessment of a comprehensive final examination.
Other Course Information
Approval and Subsequent Reviews
DATE ACTION REVIEWED BY
March 2001 Reviewed E. Fellin, Chairman