An advanced course in counterpoint, focusing on the virtuosic practice of creating fugues. We’ll focus on the watershed fugues of Bach and later touch on contemporary versions by Amy Beach, Bela Bartok, and Astor Piazzolla. Students will be expected to write fugues for two, three, and four voices. Students will work out challenges in writing for particular performers, who will be arranged for a final concert.
1. To learn to compose more fluently in an intricate formal context.
2. To become more fluent in notation and formal analysis
3. To improve writing for particular instruments.
4. To create large-scale musical form with limited means.
Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Students must have had previous experience with notation and instrumental writing.
Course Level: 4000-level
W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: Theory , Composition , Remotely Accessible , All courses
Tags: fugue , instruments , music , theory , composition , performance