|Class 11||ETR: Thursday, March 09 at 2:30|
FTR: Thursday, March 09 at 4:10
UR: Thursday, March 16 at 6:05
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.
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.
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.
Bonus: Handel and $$$
I found an amusing PBS newshour story from 2009 about Handel's financial success, both as an impresario and an investor.