MUS41160 Ireland & the Musical Artwork

Academic Year 2023/2024

*** Not available in the academic year indicated above ***

This six-week course will examine approaches to the concept of the musical work in relation to Irish cultural history. In particular, the musical work will be conceptualized as a mediating factor between 'music as practice' and 'music as art' in specific relation to art music and traditional music as these have developed in Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

* An understanding of the musical artwork as a mediating concept between traditional and art music in Ireland
* An ability to understand how musical works can 'define Ireland musically'
* An opportunity to examine current research in relation to both of these outcomes.

Indicative Module Content:

Cultural history, musicology, the concept of the musical work.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Seminars (including discussion of assigned reading)
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: A fiinal essay will be set, arising from the course content. Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Assignment: Reading reports and final essay (40 percent and 60 percent respectively) Throughout the Trimester n/a Other No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
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