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 11ETR: Thursday, March 09 at 2:30
FTR: Thursday, March 09 at 4:10
UR: Thursday, March 16 at 6:05

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Snow News

Welp, there you have it, CUNY has announced that Tuesday classes are canceled. Quiz is postponed until Thursday (and obviously there will be no "movie day" on Tuesday.) Stay safe everybody.

UR Grading News

OK, quiz one grades are finally done and available under your profile. There were 11 perfect scores, median grade was a 94, average was 88.9, and 5 people got D's or F's. If you are on the bottom end, don't freak out, it is going to be OK. We'll discuss more in class.

Quiz Two News

In our "regular" Tues-Thurs classes, our quiz will be on the next session, 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.

J. S. Bach and the Cantata

Finally, we dove into the subject of church music in the Baroque. In this session we looked at how J. S. Bach's "day job" was to create half-hour long musical sermons for the Lutheran church, called Cantatas.

In the book you could read pp. 117-125 eighth edition or 128-135 seventh.

J. S. Bach, Cantata No. 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme": Fourth Movement

This is our quiz piece.

The person who posted this youtube combined our part with Movement Five. That bit (which is a recitative for the "evangelist") starts around 3:20. It is pretty easy to hear when one movement ends and the next begins. We are only learning 0:00-3:20.

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

Remember that the cantata centers around a familiar tune called a Chorale. Here is the very last movement of the cantata, where they present the tune in a more straight-ahead, sing-along format. Not a quiz piece.

Handel, "There Were Shepherds Abiding in their Fields" and "Glory to God" from The Messiah

I'll embed the whole sequence with subtitles here:

Remember that this sequence is usually broken into two tracks.

Track 1: "There were Shepherds..." Spotify Naxos
Track 2: "Glory to God" Spotify Naxos

Bonus: Handel and $$$

I found an amusing PBS newshour story from 2009 about Handel's financial success, both as an impresario and an investor.