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Students should be able to:
• define and recognise fundamental musical forms relevant to Western art music;
• engage in articulate formal analysis of substantial pieces of Western art music;
• discuss different aspects of musical structure across a range of diverse musical types;
• make a persuasive analytical study of a chosen piece of music, drawing upon diverse theoretical models as needed.
Unit 1: Analysis of form in late 18th-century and 19th-century Western art music
• review of conventional theme types
• sonata forms
• other full movement forms
Unit 2: Analysis of form in 20th-century and early 21st-century Western musics
• post-tonal forms
• atonal & sonoristic forms
• blues & song forms
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Essay: independent analytical study (3000 words), choosing one from a selection of set essay questions, each of which addresses a different issue arising in the second unit.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Take home exam: analytical mark-up of a previously unseen score with an accompanying analytical commentary (1500 words).
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Ms Maddie Kavanagh Clarke||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Thurs 13:00 - 14:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|