Music 611

MUSC 611

Catalog Entry

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%

        A. Chansons
        B. Masses
        C. Motets

III. Ockeghem & Contempories 14%

        A. Chansons
        B. Motets
        C. Masses

IV. Frottola 9%
V. Franco-Netherlandish Style 18%

        A. Obrecht
        B. Agricola
        C. Isaac
        D. Josquin

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
        B. Arcadelt
        C. Cipriano da Rore
        D. Marenzio
        E. Gesualdo
        F. Monteverdi


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.


Assessment Measures

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

March 2001 Reviewed E. Fellin, Chairman