MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

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Class Documents Fall 2021

This page will be like a table of contents for all of our class materials.

SYLLABUS version 2.0

Why is Man Musical?

Medieval Era

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Music in the Early Medieval Church
Musical Properties of Gregorian Chant
The Three Textures: Mono-, Poly-, and Homophonic
Hildegard of Bingen
Pérotin's Viderunt omnes
Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
Minstrels and Troubadours
Machaut's Messe di Nostre Dame

The Renaissance

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Intro to the Renaissance I: General History
Intro Part II: Music in the Renaissance
Josquin des Prez's Ave Maria
Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation
Instrumental Music in the Renaissance

The Baroque Period

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Intro to Baroque Part I: General history and visual arts
Intro to Baroque Part II: New musical trends in the Baroque
Loops Part I: Pachelbel's Canon in D
Loops Part II: J. S. Bach's Passacaglia in C minor
Loops Part III: Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas

Meter Part I: The Basic Concept
Meter Part II: How Do You Do It

Scales Part I: Important Concepts
Scales Part II: How to Build a Major Scale
Scales Part III: Extra Resources

The Invention of Opera
Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons

More Meter: Metric Peception and Conducting

J. S. Bach's "Little" Fugue

Triads and Chord Progressions

J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier
J. S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 3
Religious Music I: J. S. Bach's Cantata 140
Religious Music II: Handel and the Oratorio

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