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Music Appreciation
   
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Syllabus

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MUSIC APPRECIATION

 

              

Introduction to the course, objectives

Lecture 1

 

Rhythm, Meter, Tempo, Syncopation

Reading: K5 pp 10-14
Listening: Recorded Examples on Supplemental CD 1

Lecture 2

Melody, Scale, Modality (major & minor), Pitch, Dynamics

Reading: K5 p 9, pp 14-19, 24-25, 31, 7-8
Listening: Recorded Examples on Supplemental CD1

Lecture 3

Timbre, Musical Instruments

Reading: K5 pp, 36-45
Listening: Recorded Examples on Supplemental CD 1 & 2
Benjamin Britten, A Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra
Serge Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf

Lecture 4

Musical Instruments continued

Reading: K5.pp 36-45
Listening: Recorded Examples on Supplemental CD 1 & 2

Lecture 4 continued

Texture, Harmony and Form

Reading: K5.pp 28-30, 46-49
Listening: Recorded Examples on Supplemental CD 1 & 2

Lecture 5

The Middle Ages
Reading: K5 pp 56-59
Listening: supplemental CD3

GREGORIAN CHANT

Hildegard of Bingen, Columba Aspexit
Gegorian Chant, Ave Maris Stella

ORGANUM

Leonin, Organum on Alleluia Passcha Nostrum

MOTET

Guillaume de Machaut, Quant en Moy

ESTAMPIE

Anonymous, Sixth Estampie Royal

TROUBADOUR SONG

Benart de Ventadorn, La Dousa Votzt

Lecture 6

The Renaissance
Reading: K5 pp 73-85, 85-89
Listening: suppl. CD3


MASS

Josquin Desprez, Pange Lingua Mass

MADRIGAL

Thomas Weelkes, Madrigal As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending

Lecture 6 continued

INSTRUMENTAL DANCE MUSIC
William Byrd, Monsiers Alman

LUTE SOLO

Anonymous, "Kemps Jig"
John Dowland, Fantasia No. 7
Francesco DaMilano, Fantasia

Lecture 7

The Baroque
Reading: K5.pp 92-107, K5.pp 112-131
Listening: suppl. CD3

BAROQUE OPERA

Henry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas Act III

CONCERTO GROSSO

Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

GROUND BASS
Johann Pachelbel, Canon in D
Johann Sebastian Bach, Passacaglia in C minor

DANCE SUITE

Johann Sebastian Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 3

Lecture 8

Fugue
Reading: K5 pp 139-142
Listening: suppl. CD3


Johann Sebastian Bach, Fugue No. 2 in C minor
from the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
George Frederic Handel, Concerto Grosso in Bb Op. 6, No 7,
first movement

Baroque Vocal Music
Reading: K5 pp 143-163

OPERA

George Frederic Handel, Rodelinda, Tirannia, Recitative and Aria

ORATORIO

George Frederic Handel, Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus

CANTATA
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata No. 140,
Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme

Lecture 10

The Classical Period, Cadence
Reading: K5 pp 164-177

Listening: suppl. CD4


VARIATION FORM
Reading: p21, pp167-168, 169-210
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Variations on Piano,
Ah, Vois Dirai-je Maman


Lecture 11

MINUET AND TRIO FORM
Reading: K5 pp 190-196

Listening: suppl. CD4


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K 550

RONDO FORM

Reading: K5 pp 190-196
Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G major
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Rondo from Sonata for Piano in G major, Op. 49, No. 2,

Sonata Form
Reading: K5 pp 179-185

SONATA FORM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata in C major, K545

Lecture 12

The Conductor, The Orchestra, Classical Genres
Reading: K5 pp 172-173, 42-43

Listening: suppl. CD4

Classical Opera
Reading: K5, pp 206-211

OPERA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni, K527
Aria, Recitative, Duet from Act 1, Scene 3, and Act 2, Finale

Lecture 13

Beethoven

Listening: suppl. CD5

Reading: K5, pp 223-224


Ludwig Van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Lecture 14

Romantic Era, Romantic Miniatures
Reading: K5, pp 235-253, 261-270
Listening: suppl. CD  5 & 6


LIED

Franz Schubert, Erlkönig

NOCTURNE

Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in F# major, Op. 15, No. 2

ETUDE

Franz Liszt, Transcendental Etude

Program Music
Reading: K5, pp 265-270

PROGRAM SYMPHONY

Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique

CONCERT OVERTURE

Piotr Tchaikovsky, Overture-Fantasy, Romeo and Juliet

Romantic Opera
Reading: K5.pp 271-279

ROMANTIC OPERA

Giuseppe Verdi, Aida, Tomb Scene from Act IV Scene II
Giacomo Puccini, "Un bel di," Aria from Act II of Madama Butterfly

Nationalism, Exoticism
Reading: K5 pp 279-307
Modest Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition

The Twentieth Century, Serialism
Reading: K5, pp 313-343

IMPRESSIONISM
Claude Debussy, Clouds, from Three Nocturnes

CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM SYMPHONY

Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

EXPRESSIONISM

Lecture 15

Blues and Jazz

Reading: K5, pp 384-406, 410-417

Listening: suppl. CD 7

 

COUNTRY BLUES
Robert Johnson, Crossroads

 

CHICAGO BLUES

Muddy Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man

 

CONTEMPORARY BLUES

Jimi Hendrix, Red House

 

RAGTIME

Scott Joplin, Maple Leaf Rag

 

DIXIELAND

The Original Dixieland Band, Tiger Rag

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Armstrong, West End Blues

 

SWING

Duke Ellington, It Don't Mean a Thing

 

BEBOP

Charlie Parker, Quintet Mohawk

 

COOL JAZZ

Miles Davis, Flamenco Sketches

Diana Krall, Music and Dance

 

MODERN JAZZ

Ornette Coleman, Free Jazz

 

FUSION

Weather Report, Palladium

 
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