A Brush with Western Music History 800-1600 (MHI2242.02)

Kitty Brazelton

This course will look at what Western music was like before it was “classical.” Modal, melismatic, expressive underlying ideas and belief systems that are foreign to us today. Pretty exciting. Hopefully you’ll find out that your ignorance is vast! But your small knowledge connects to much more of the world than you ever thought possible. And in ways you could not have imagined. Hopefully.

Lecture format on Zoom. Discussion. 1-2 papers. Lots of listening. And listening exams to help you organize the unusual sounds in your mind so you remember them and can find them again later when they drift to the surface and make you curious.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Corequisites: Please attend Music Workshop on Tuesday evenings.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/W 1:40PM-3:30PM (new time as of 5/27/2020) (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only

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