Medieval and Renaissance Music|
The course examines the history of music in Europe from Antiquity to the end of the Renaissance (531 BCE to c.1600 CE). In the process of studying the many changes in musical styles that occurred during these centuries several broader topics will be addressed. Among these are the social and historical contexts of musicians and musical performance; the relation between words and music in different historical periods; and historically-informed approaches to musical analysis. The material will be presented through lectures and discussion, listening assignments, singing, and readings.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jeremy Yudkin, MUSIC IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE (Prentice Hall, 1989)
Allan Atlas, RENAISSANCE MUSIC: MUSIC IN WESTERN EUROPE, 1400-1600 (Norton, 1998)
Allan Atlas, ANTHOLOGY OF RENAISSANCE MUSIC (Norton, 1998)
|Examination and Assignments: |
quizzes (15%), listening assignments (10%), mid-term exam (15%), final exam (25%), transcription project (25%), class participation (10%). Attendance is mandatory.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Requirements for permission to enter the course: an outline knowledge of the history of Western music; some sight-singing skill and general familiarity with notation.
|Instructor(s): Alden,Jane Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: MST301; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 20
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