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Students who complete this module will:
- gain or enhance specific listening skills that enable a more detailed understanding of musical form and structure.
- undertake close and sustained study of a number of specific musical works.
- become familiar with social and historical contexts that shape listening and performance.
- develop the ability to write more fluently and confidently about music.
Week 1 – Introduction: What (and what not) to Listen for in Music
Week 2 – Time and Teleology in late Beethoven
Week 3 – Development and Dissolution in Hindustani raga
Week 4 – Motive and Narrative in Hitchcock’s Vertigo (score by Bernard Herrmann)
Week 5 – Absolutism and Individualism in Mozart’s Requiem
Week 6 – Hearing Difference: the case of ‘Amazing Grace’
Week 7 – Mode, Texture, and Theme in Debussy’s Voiles
Week 8 – Transition and Fissure in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder
Week 9 – Genre and Identity in ‘Old Town Road’ (Lil Nas X)
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Journal: Formative learning journal: eight weekly entries (ca. 300 words each) that respond to prompts on Brightspace.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Journal: Summative Learning Journal: Submit the 3 best learning journal entries, which you can revise before resubmission.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Phase 1: Formative Each of the eight learning journal entries should be submitted by the Wednesday of each week (apart from the first week of the module). There will be prompts on Brightspace that will help you write these entries. You will receive feedback on these within two weeks of submission. This feedback will include an indicative, but not a final, grade. Phase 2: Summative After receiving feedback on each week’s learning journal, you will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit your entry. It is the revised and resubmitted entry that will receive a letter grade. All revised entries will be due at the end of the semester, but you may also submit them as you finish them.
|Dr Ciaran Crilly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Tomás McAuley||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|