MUSC611. Renaissance Music
Three hours lecture (3).
Pre -or corequisite: MUSC601.
Historical survey of Renaissance music with emphasis on musical literature, styles, forms and techniques. Offered every third year.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
I. Early 15th Century Style Traits 9%
A. Insular Music
B. Continental Music
II. Period of Dufay 14%
III. Ockeghem & Contempories 14%
IV. Frottola 9%
V. Franco-Netherlandish Style 18%
VI. Protestant Sacred Music 8%
VII. Later Sacred Styles in Italy 10%
A. Council of Trent
B. Palestrina & Lassus
C. Venetian School
VIII. 16th Century Madrigal 18%
A. Verdelot & Festa
C. Cipriano da Rore
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 renaissance 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 scholarship 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