|Class 10||ETR: Tuesday, March 07 at 2:30|
FTR: Tuesday, March 07 at 4:10
UR: Thursday, March 09 at 6:05
(See the Class 11 blog for a snow update.)
Quiz Two News
OK, I've managed to figure out the date for Quiz 2. In our "regular" Tues-Thurs classes, it will be
Class 12 which is Tues March 14 Thurs March 16. In our double class it will be Class 13/14 which is Thurs March 23.
Quiz Two Study Guide is already up.
All notes and blogs for this unit are now up, and Assignment #8: Quiz 2 Preview is now live. It is due before class 13 to accommodate the double class peeps, but you probably want to try it before the quiz, regardless.
Assignment #7: Meter Round Two
This class will cover three things:
II. We'll talk more about J. S. Bach and the fugue, specifically his masterpiece called The Well-Tempered Clavier.
III. We'll look at a movement from a Baroque Dance Suite.
For J.S. Bach and the Fugue, you want to read pp. 104-108, 111-114 in the eighth edition, or in the seventh edition, pp. 115-118, 121-125, and also p. 134 on the Well-Tempered Clavier.
J. S. Bach and the Fugue
In class we will meet Bach's "Little" Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578.
This is a quiz piece:
The Well-Tempered Clavier
I also talked a lot about Bach's masterwork, the Well-Tempered Clavier, and we listened to Joanna MacGregor play a few Preludes and Fugues. Consult the class notes or book for more background on this - on the quiz I want you to understand the overall concept of the WTC.
The Baroque Dance Suite
J.S. Bach, Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello in C Major, V. Bourrées I & II
This is a movement from a Baroque Dance Suite by J. S. Bach. Here's an embedded video which illustrates how both the dances are in binary form.
(The piece is also danced by our friends from the Mark Morris Dance Group, and Yo-Yo Ma is the cellist.)
(As always with our embedded videos, be careful not to use up your cellphone data.)
Here is linkage to the original recording that made Yo-Yo Ma a household name:
Here is Bach's "Little" Fugue arranged for sax quartet.
Bonus: Free Sheet Music
Virtually all of the music from this class is actually available online as free, copyright-free sheet music. The best site for this sort of thing is called IMSLP.
Bonus: Handel's Water Music
You might also want to read what our book says about the Baroque Dance Suite. Craig Wright's choice for this is a movement from Handel's Water Music Suite.
Here is some linkage, in case you want to hear it. This is not the official book recording - it is a little faster, so things happen a little sooner than it says in the notes. Not a quiz piece.