MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

ETR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45 in Room 6-170
FTR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:10-5:25 in Room 6-170
UR: Thursdays 6:05 - 9:00 in Room 6-170
Class 11ETR: Tuesday, October 09 at 2:30
FTR: Tuesday, October 09 at 4:10
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Quiz Two News

Our next quiz will be Tuesday, October 16.

Everything you need is now up on the site! That includes our study guide, and here is the complete playlist:

YouTube Version
Spotify Version
Blogged Version for Phones (includes one video you can't get on youtube.)

Assignment #7: Scales

In the previous class we learned about scales. I have a page of HTML notes on the concept of scales that kind of goes on and on, and the worksheet we did together in class has decent, quick instructions on how to do it.

Once you know how to draw a major scale on a picture of a piano keyboard, Exercise #7 asks you to look at three pictures and pick the one that is a correct major scale.

This one is due before Class 11 (Tues, Oct 9).

Assignment #8: Meter (Round II)

Round Two of our meter exercises is more of the same. Like the first time, I'll give you a check plus if you can do better than chance, and a check just for playing.

This one is due before Class 13 (Tues, Oct 16)

Assignment #9: Quiz Two Preview

Once again we've got a quiz preview assignment that serves up some real quiz questions.

Due before Class 13 (= Quiz Day, Tues Oct 16)

Religious Music in the Baroque


The Cantata and the Oratorio are covered on pp. 128-137 and 140-144 in the seventh edition, pp. 117-127 and 130-136 in the eighth edition.

J. S. Bach and the Cantata

In this class we will dive into the subject of church music in the Baroque. We'll takj about how J. S. Bach's "day job" was to create half-hour long musical sermons for the Lutheran church, called Cantatas.

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, "He Sent a Thick Darkness" from Israel in Egypt

Handel, Israel in Egypt, "He Sent a Thick Darkness"

Track Links: Spotify YouTube Naxos
Album Links: Amazon CD Spotify

Bonus: Handel and $$$

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