Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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MUSC 2081 - Music History I: Antiquity Through 1800

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course explores the development of Western classical music from antiquity through 1800. Students will examine the lives and works of notable composers, the changing role of music in Western civilization, the advancement of music theory, and the development of music styles and genres.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: MUSC 1061  and MUSC 1071 

Major Content
  1. Baroque Music Music for the Bourgeois Opera Oratorio Instrumental Music Concerto Sonata Suite The Baroque Orchestra
  2. Classical Antiquity Greek Music Roman Music
  3. Classical Era The Classical Style The Sonata Principle Romantic Genres Symphony Opera Buffa String Quartet Classical Concerto The Age of Enlightenment The Industrial Revolution
  4. Medieval Music Music of the Cathedral Gregorian chant Organum Mass Music of the Court Troubadours & Trouveres Instrumental music Dance pieces Music Theory Notation Polyphony Meter Modes
  5. Renaissance Music Sacred Music Music of the Reformation Chorale Contrafacta Music of the Counter-Reformation Mass Motet Secular Music Madrigal Instrumental Music

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Articulate the changing relationship between music and society (i.e. the Church, Court, and Opera House) from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras
  2. Discuss the life and works of major composers of Western classical music through 1800
  3. Discuss the development of musical style and form through 1800
  4. Discuss significant works of Western classical music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras
  5. Describe the development of music notation, theory, and aesthetics through 1800
  6. Discuss the development of significant music genres, including orchestra, opera, and chamber music through 1800
  7. Identify significant music works from antiquity through 1800 by ear and by sight

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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