MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Meeting in person on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:10 and 5:50
All classes meet in Vertical Campus 6-170

Class Documents Spring 2022

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


Quiz One Study Guide

Medieval Era

Playlist: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music

Notes from Class 1 (1/31)
(Why are humans musical?)

Online Unit: Intro to Medieval Church

Notes from Class 2 (2/2)
(Gregorian chant as music, Textures, Hildegard of Bingen, Pérotin)

Notes from Class 3 (2/7)
(Minstrels, Troubadours, Medieval and Renaissance instruments)

Notes from Class 4 (2/9)
(Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame and more...)


Playlist: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music

Notes from Class 4 (2/9)
(Intro to Renaissance, Josquin des Prez's Ave Maria virgo serena)

Online Unit: Palestrina and the Counter-Reformation

Notes from Class 5 (2/14)
(Madrigals, Renaissance instruments, Pavane and Galliard)

The Baroque + Musical Skills

Quiz 2 Study Guide

Baroque Playlists: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music

Notes from Class 6 (2/16)
(Duple and Triple Meter)

Notes from Class 7 (2/23)
(Intro to Baroque)

Notes from Class 8 (2/28)
(Loop-Based Pieces: Pachelbel's Canon in D, Bach Passacaglia, Purcell)

HTML Notes on Scales
Scales Worksheet 1

HTML Notes on Opera (Class 9, 3/2)
(Invention of Opera, Key Opera Vocab, Selected scenes from Dido and Aeneas)

Notes from Class 10 (3/7)
(Vivaldi's Four Seasons, J. S. Bach's "Little" Fugue)

Notes from Class 11 (3/9)
(J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, More on duple and triple meter)

HTML Notes: Major and Minor Triads

Scales Worksheet 2

Notes from Class 12 (3/14)
(J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 140, Handel's Isreal in Egypt)

The Classical Period

Notes from Class 14 (3/21)
(Intro to Classical, Metric Subdivisions, Minuet and Trio)

Online Unit: Strings
Online Unit: Haydn and Mozart Biographies

Notes from Class 15 (3/23)
(Sonata Form, Early Beethoven)

Online Unit: Dynamics, Tempo and Articulations

Notes from Class 16 (3/28)
(Minuet and Trio, Theme and Variations, Rondo)

Notes from Class 17 (3/30)
(Late Beethoven, Don Giovanni)

The Romantic Era

Quiz Three Study Guide

Playlist: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music

Notes from Class 19 (4/6)
(Intro to Romantic, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Schubert, Schumann's Dichterliebe)

Notes from Class 20 (4/11)
(Schumann's Carnaval, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt)

Online Unit: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

Online Unit: Tone Color or Timbre
Online Unit: Woodwinds
Online Unit: Brass


Quiz 4 Study Guide

Playlist: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music

Online Unit: Roots of African-American Music

Notes from Class 23 (4/27)
(New Orleans Style, Swing, Bebop)

Notes from Class 24 (5/2)
(Cool Jazz, Hard Bop, Avant-Garde, Fusion)

Modern Classical

Playlist: YouTube / Spotify / Apple Music

Notes from Class 25 (5/4)
(Intro to Modern Classical, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok, Copland)

Notes from Class 26 (5/9)
(Schoenberg, Cage, Ligeti, Glass)

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