MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Section ETR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45 in Room 6-170
Section FTR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:10-5:25 in Room 6-170
Section UR: Thursdays 6:05-9:00 in Room 6-170
Class 10ETR: 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.)

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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.

And here is your Baroque period playlist: YouTube / Spotify / YouTube for Phones

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

Assignment #7: Meter Round Two is up. Remember that we also have our "free practice" exercises that you can do as many times as you want. There is a Baroque version and a Rock version.

This class will cover three things:

I. We'll do some more theory background, about the chords that belong to a key. I have special HTML notes for this.

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:

Track Links: Spotify YouTube Naxos
Album Links: Amazon Mp3 Google Play iTunes Spotify

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:

Track Links: Spotify Naxos

Bonus Youtube

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.

J.S. Bach, "Little" Fugue in G Minor

J. S. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier Book I

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.

Track Links: YouTube Spotify Naxos
Album Links: Amazon Mp3