MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Class 5Wednesday, February 17

Today we are wrapping up the Renaissance! Monday's class will be our first "special assignment," in which you apply everything we've learned about the Medieval and Renaissance eras to a new mystery track.

Meetup Zooms

I'm doing two more "meetup" zooms today at 1:00 and 2:30. See Assignment #9 to sign up.

If you have already done an online chat or sent me an email, there is no need to zoom.

Assignment #13: Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation

Here we will look at the Late Renaissance and some of the major trends there. Please read our coverage of Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation.

Assignment #13 asks you six questions.

This one is due on the day of Class 8 (Mon, March 1).

Assignment #14: Instrumental Music in the Renaissance

Please read and watch our online coverage of instrumental music in the Renaissance.

Then Assignment #14 asks you six questions.

This one is also due on the day of Class 8 (Mon, March 1).

Assignment #15: Madrigals

This is the last unit in the Renaissance! First, watch our online lecture about madrigals.

Then, Assignment #15 asks you seven questions.

This assignment is also due on the day of Class 8 (Mon, March 1).

Old Stuff

from class one:

Assignment #1: Why is Man Musical?
Assignment #2: Intro to the Early Medieval Church

These are due by 11:59pm today.

from class two:

Assignment #3: Properties of Gregorian Chant
Assignment #4: Texture
Assignment #5: Hildegard von Bingen
Assignment #6: Pérotin's Viderunt omnes

These are ALSO due by 11:59pm today.

from class three:

Assignment #7: Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
Assignment #8: Minstrels and Troubadours
Assignment #9: Zoom Meetups or Emails

7-8 are due on Class 6 (Mon, Feb 22) and #9 is due on Class 8 (Mon, March 1)

from class four:

Assignment #10: Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame
Assignment #11: Intro to Renaissance
Assignment #12: Josquin's Ave Maria

These are due on Class 7 (Wed, Feb 24)

RIP Chick Corea (1941-2021)

Chick Corea was an important jazz pianist in the 1970s. I have this concert youtube cued up to my favorite Chick composition, "Señor Mouse"