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On completion of this module students should be able to:
- name and describe important composers, genres and styles of the period in question and discuss selected aesthetic dimensions of the music
- recognise, analyse and compare selected compositions in terms of their style and origin
- evaluate the relationship between music and its cultural and historical context
- discuss and explain key aspects of each topic in the light of contemporary musicological scholarship
- demonstrate a structured and coherent approach in written presentation skills
- consult and use a wide range of bibliographic sources
Introduction. Thinking about Early Music: music history vs musicology; how Early Music differs from later European art music; current scholarship and debates in Early Music; approaches to essay writing.
2. Polytextuality in the Medieval Motet;
3. Renaissance Polyphony; compositional techniques; composers; social and cultural contexts.
4. Baroque Opera - the creation of a genre: Monteverdi and beginnings in Italy - what is opera?; The French Connection - Lully, language and power; Handel - a German synthesis in London.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Focusing on the material of weeks 1 - 2 [Thinking about Early Music]||Week 5||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 2,000 word essay||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Focusing on the materials of weeks 3 - 12.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 3,000 word essay.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.