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

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Fall 2015


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Course Schedule

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Readings in A History of Western Music (HWM) are listed by page number and pieces in the Norton Anthology of Western Music (NAWM) by item number. Before you come to class, you are expected to read the assigned readings in HWM, listen to (and/or play or sing through) the assigned pieces in NAWM, and read the discussion of each work in NAWM. See the repertoire list for the meaning of * and + on repertoire items. Additional short reading and writing assignments will be assigned for discussion sections.

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


WEEK ONE

Mon 8/24
Introduction to the course: Why study music history?

Tue 8/25
Section: Introductions
Planning your research project
Ancient views of the uses and abuses of music: Plato and Aristotle

Wed 8/26
Music in the ancient world: How can we learn about it?

Thu 8/27
Section: Library and bibliographic instruction in Music Library third floor computer area

Fri 8/28
From the ancient world to the Middle Ages
What does this have to do with us?: Scales, modes, memory, and notation
Melodic characteristics of chant


WEEK TWO

Mon 8/31
Chant I: Genre and style in Gregorian chant

Tue 9/1
Section: Greek theory and practice [NAWM 1-2]
The influence of Greek theory on Medieval music theory
How the history and function of a chant affect its form and style [NAWM 3-4]

Wed 9/2
Chant II: The Office, the Mass, and later developments in chant
Hildegard of Bingen

Thu 9/3
Section: More on chant [NAWM 3-7]

Fri 9/4
REPERTOIRE QUIZ
Song and dance music to 1300


WEEK THREE

Mon 9/7
Labor Day Break

Tue 9/8
ASSIGNMENT 1 DUE: PRELIMINARY TOPIC IDEA
Section: Secular monophonic music [NAWM 8-13]

Wed 9/9
From early polyphony to Notre Dame polyphony

Thu 9/10
Section: Early polyphony and Notre Dame polyphony [NAWM 14-20]

Fri 9/11
The motet from its origins through Vitry


WEEK FOUR

Mon 9/14
Machaut: Mass and songs
Performing fourteenth-century music

Tue 9/15
Section: Motets and Machaut [NAWM 21-28]
Review for First Examination

Wed 9/16
Ars Subtilior and Trecento

Thu 9/17
Section: Fourteenth-century songs [NAWM 27-32]
Review for First Examination

Fri 9/18
FIRST EXAMINATION (held in Recital Hall)


WEEK FIVE

Mon 9/21
The idea of the Renaissance

Tue 9/22
Section: Researching your topic and planning your thesis
Introduction to the Renaissance

Wed 9/23
English music and Dunstable

Thu 9/24
PLAGIARISM TEST CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE DUE
Section: What's different about English music? [NAWM 33-34]

Fri 9/25
Burgundy, Du Fay, and Binchois


WEEK SIX

Mon 9/28
Netherlanders: From Ockeghem and Busnoys to the generation of Obrecht and Isaac

Tue 9/29
Section: Three generations of Renaissance composers [NAWM 34-41]

Wed 9/30
Josquin Desprez

Thu 10/1
ASSIGNMENT 2 DUE: PROSPECTUS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
Section: PEER GROUP REVIEW OF ASSIGNMENT 2
Josquin [NAWM 42-45]

Fri 10/2
REPERTOIRE QUIZ
The Reformation


WEEK SEVEN

Mon 10/5
Catholic Church music from the Reformation through Lassus

Tue 10/6
Section: Music of the Reformation [NAWM 46-49]
Catholic sacred music [NAWM 50-53]

Wed 10/7
Secular song: Spanish villancico and Italian madrigal

Thu 10/8
Section: Madrigals and villancicos, words and music [NAWM 54-59]

Fri 10/9
Fall Break


WEEK EIGHT

Mon 10/12
Secular song in France and England

Tue 10/13
Section: Words and music in French and English songs [NAWM 60-65]
Review for Second Examination

Wed 10/14
Renaissance instrumental music: Instruments and genres
The Venetian school

Thu 10/15
Section: Renaissance instrumental music [NAWM 66-70]
Review for Second Examination

Fri 10/16
SECOND EXAMINATION (held in Recital Hall)


WEEK NINE

Mon 10/19
From Renaissance to Baroque: The invention of opera

Tue 10/20
Section: Back to the Greeks: The intellectual underpinnings of early opera
Caccini and Peri [NAWM 72-73]

Wed 10/21
Monteverdi

Thu 10/22
Section: Comparing Monteverdi to Peri [NAWM 73-75]

Fri 10/23
Italian opera and vocal chamber music to the mid-seventeenth century


WEEK TEN

Mon 10/26
Sacred music in Italy
Schütz and musical rhetoric

Tue 10/27
Section: Mid-century opera and sacred music [NAWM 76-81]

Wed 10/28
REPERTOIRE QUIZ
Italian instrumental music in the early seventeenth century

Thu 10/29
Section: Italian instrumental music [NAWM 82-84]

Fri 10/30
Lully and opera at the court of Louis XIV


WEEK ELEVEN

Mon 11/2
French lute dance and keyboard suite
Germany and Austria in the late seventeenth century

Tue 11/3
ASSIGNMENT 3 DUE: FIRST VERSION OF RESEARCH PAPER
Section: Comparing Italian, French, and German styles [NAWM 85-88 and 95 in comparison to NAWM 76-84]

Wed 11/4
England, Spain, and the Americas

Thu 11/5
Section: PEER GROUP REVIEW OF ASSIGNMENT 3
Comparing English, Spanish, and New World music to Italian, French, and German music [NAWM 89-91]

Fri 11/6
Italy in the late seventeenth century: Scarlatti and Corelli


WEEK TWELVE

Mon 11/9
Vivaldi

Tue 11/10
Section: Scarlatti, Corelli, Vivaldi: Italian cantata, opera, trio sonata, and concerto [NAWM 92-94 and 96]

Wed 11/11
REPERTOIRE QUIZ
Couperin, Rameau, and Telemann

Thu 11/12
Section: The eighteenth century in France and Germany [NAWM 97-99]

Fri 11/13
J. S. Bach: Vocal music


WEEK THIRTEEN

Mon 11/16
J. S. Bach: Instrumental music

Tue 11/17
Section: Comparing Bach to Buxtehude [NAWM 95 and 100-102] and to Vivaldi [NAWM 96 and 100]

Wed 11/18
Handel

Thu 11/19
Section: Comparing Bach and Handel vocal music [NAWM 103-106]

Fri 11/20
The Enlightenment, musical taste, and competing styles in Italian opera


THANKSGIVING BREAK (11/21-29)


WEEK FOURTEEN

Mon 11/30
National traditions of opera, song, and church music

Tue 12/1
Section: Eighteenth-century opera and vocal music [NAWM 105-112]

Wed 12/2
The genres and forms of eighteenth-century instrumental music
Questions of taste: Styles and schools in keyboard music

Thu 12/3
ASSIGNMENT 4 DUE: FINAL VERSION OF RESEARCH PAPER
Section: Mid-eighteenth-century keyboard music [NAWM 113-114]

Fri 12/4
REPERTOIRE QUIZ
Orchestral music: Symphony and concerto


WEEK FIFTEEN

Mon 12/7
The Haydn-Mozart idiom ("the classical style"): Balance of themes, harmony, phrasing, styles, and expression
Form and expression: Sonata and rondo forms

Tue 12/8
Section: Mid-century orchestral music [NAWM 115-117]
The Haydn-Mozart idiom [NAWM 118 and 121]
Review for Final Examination

Wed 12/9
Haydn's career, symphonies, string quartets, and oratorios

Thu 12/10
Section: Haydn and Mozart orchestral and vocal works [NAWM 119-120 and 122-124]
Review for Final Examination

Fri 12/11
Mozart the synthesizer and dramatist


FINAL EXAMINATION: Wednesday, December 16, 5:00-7:00 PM (in Recital Hall)


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