Music M401
History and Literature of Music I:
Antiquity to 1750

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Fall 2013


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Course Schedule

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Readings in A History of Western Music (HWM) are listed by page number, readings in Weiss and Taruskin's Music in the Western World (WT) by item number, and pieces in the Norton Anthology of Western Music (NAWM) and on the Supplementary Recordings (SR) by item number. Before you come to class, you are expected to read the assigned readings in HWM and WT, listen to (and/or play or sing through) the assigned pieces in NAWM and SR 4, and read the discussion of each work in NAWM. See the listening list for the meaning of + on listening items and for information on the Supplementary Recordings.

Timesaving tip: You may use the links below to access the assigned listening for each day.


WEEK ONE

Mon 8/26
Introduction to the course: Why study music history?

Tue 8/27
Section: Introductions
Planning your research project
Ancient views of the uses and abuses of music: Plato, Aristotle, Quintilian

Wed 8/28
Music in the ancient world: How can we learn about it?

Thu 8/29
Section: Greek theory and practice [NAWM 1, 2]
The influence of Greek theory on Medieval music theory

Fri 8/30
From the ancient world to the Middle Ages
What does this have to do with us?: Scales, modes, memory, and notation


WEEK TWO

Mon 9/2
Labor Day Break

Tue 9/3
ASSIGNMENT 1 DUE: PRELIMINARY TOPIC IDEA
Section: PEER REVIEW OF ASSIGNMENT 1
Reading and singing chant [NAWM 3, 4; WT 12]
Odo, Guido, and notation

Wed 9/4
Chant I: Genre and style in Gregorian chant

Thu 9/5
Section: How the history and function of a chant affect its form and style [NAWM 3-4]

Fri 9/6
Chant II: The Office, the Mass, and later developments in chant


WEEK THREE

Mon 9/9
Medieval song and dance music

Tue 9/10
Section: Library and online resources for your research project
Secular monophonic music [NAWM 8-13]

Wed 9/11
Early polyphony

Thu 9/12
ASSIGNMENT 2 DUE: THREE BIBLIOGRAPHY ITEMS
Section: PEER REVIEW OF ASSIGNMENT 2
Early polyphony [NAWM 14-16]

Fri 9/13
Notre Dame polyphony


WEEK FOUR

Mon 9/16
Thirteenth-century motet (Ars Antiqua) and English polyphony

Tue 9/17
Section: Notre Dame polyphony and motets [NAWM 17-23]
Review for First Examination

Wed 9/18
Summary and review

Thu 9/19
Section: Review for First Examination
ESSAY PORTION OF FIRST EXAMINATION (20 minutes)

Fri 9/20
FIRST EXAMINATION (held in Recital Hall)


WEEK FIVE

Mon 9/23
Ars Nova and isorhythm: Vitry's motets and Machaut's mass

Tue 9/24
PLAGIARISM TEST CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE DUE
Section: Ars Nova and isorhythm [NAWM 24-25; SR 1]

Wed 9/25
French secular songs: Machaut and the Ars Subtilior

Thu 9/26
Section: Ars Nova and Ars Subtilior songs [NAWM 26-28; WT 20]

Fri 9/27
The Italian Trecento


WEEK SIX

Mon 9/30
The idea of the Renaissance

Tue 10/1
ASSIGNMENT 3 DUE: PROSPECTUS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
Section: PEER GROUP REVIEW OF ASSIGNMENT 3
Trecento [NAWM 29-31]

Wed 10/2
English music and Dunstable

Thu 10/3
Section: What's different about English music? [NAWM 32-33]

Fri 10/4
Burgundy, Du Fay, and Binchois


WEEK SEVEN

Mon 10/7
Netherlanders: From Ockeghem and Busnoys to the generation of Obrecht and Isaac

Tue 10/8
Section: Three generations of Renaissance composers [NAWM 34-40]
Review for Second Examination

Wed 10/9
Josquin des Prez

Thu 10/10
Section: Josquin [NAWM 41-43; SR 2; WT 26]
Review for Second Examination

Fri 10/11
Summary and review


WEEK EIGHT

Mon 10/14
SECOND EXAMINATION (held in Recital Hall)

Tue 10/15
Section: ESSAY PORTION OF SECOND EXAMINATION (20 minutes)
Strategies for your research project

Wed 10/16
The Reformation

Thu 10/17
Section: Music of the Reformation [NAWM 44-46]

Fri 10/18
Fall Break


WEEK NINE

Mon 10/21
Catholic Church music from the Reformation through Lassus

Tue 10/22
Section: Catholic sacred music [NAWM 47-49]

Wed 10/23
Secular song: Spanish villancico and Italian madrigal

Thu 10/24
Section: Madrigals and villancicos [NAWM 50-55]
Words and music
Singing and dancing as social graces

Fri 10/25
Secular song in France and England


WEEK TEN

Mon 10/28
Renaissance instrumental music: Instruments and genres
The Venetian school

Tue 10/29
ASSIGNMENT 4 DUE: FIRST VERSION OF RESEARCH PAPER
Section: Words and music in French and English songs [NAWM 56-61, 73]
Renaissance instrumental music [NAWM 62-65]

Wed 10/30
From Renaissance to Baroque: The invention of opera

Thu 10/31
Section: Back to the Greeks: The intellectual underpinnings of early opera
Caccini, Peri, and Monteverdi [NAWM 66-68]

Fri 11/1
Monteverdi


WEEK ELEVEN

Mon 11/4
Italian opera and vocal chamber music to the mid-seventeenth century

Tue 11/5
Section: Early operas and Italian vocal chamber music [NAWM 68-72; SR 3; WT 45, 49]
Review for Third Examination

Wed 11/6
Sacred music in Italy
Heinrich Schütz and musical rhetoric

Thu 11/7
Section: PEER GROUP REVIEW OF ASSIGNMENT 4
Seventeenth-century sacred music [NAWM 74-78]

Fri 11/8
Italian instrumental music in the early seventeenth century


WEEK TWELVE

Mon 11/11
Summary and review

Tue 11/12
Section: Italian instrumental music [NAWM 79-81]
Review for Third Examination

Wed 11/13
THIRD EXAMINATION (held in Recital Hall)

Thu 11/14
Section: ESSAY PORTION OF THIRD EXAMINATION (20 minutes)
Strategies for revising your research paper

Fri 11/15
Lully and opera at the court of Louis XIV


WEEK THIRTEEN

Mon 11/18
French lute dance and keyboard suite
Germany and Austria in the late seventeenth century

Tue 11/19
Section: Comparing French, Italian, and German styles [NAWM 82-85 and 92 in comparison to NAWM 72, 74-81; WT 54]

Wed 11/20
England, Spain, and the Americas

Thu 11/21
Section: Comparing English, Spanish, and New World music to Italian, French, and German music [NAWM 86-88]
The rise of the public concert

Fri 11/22
Italy in the late seventeenth century: Scarlatti and Corelli


THANKSGIVING BREAK (11/23-12/1)


WEEK FOURTEEN

Mon 12/2
Vivaldi

Tue 12/3
ASSIGNMENT 5 DUE: FINAL VERSION OF RESEARCH PAPER
Section: Scarlatti, Corelli, Vivaldi: Italian cantata, opera, trio sonata, and concerto [NAWM 89-91, 93; WT 61]

Wed 12/4
The later French Baroque: Couperin and Rameau

Thu 12/5
Section: The eighteenth century in Italy and France [NAWM 90, 93-95]
Rameau's Traité, Farinelli's career

Fri 12/6
J. S. Bach: Instrumental music


WEEK FIFTEEN

Mon 12/9
J. S. Bach: Vocal music

Tue 12/10
Section: Comparing Bach to Buxtehude [NAWM 92, 96-97; WT 71] and to Vivaldi [NAWM 93, 96; SR 4]
C. P. E. Bach remembers his father
Review for Final Examination

Wed 12/11
Handel

Thu 12/12
Section: Comparing Bach and Handel vocal music [NAWM 98-100]
Review for Final Examination

Fri 12/13
Summary and review

FINAL EXAMINATION: 5:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday, December 18 (in Recital Hall)


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