Day 1: Welcome, listening through another person’s ears (T Aug 27 / Th Aug 29)

lecture notes

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Music played in class

Piece played before class: Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring (1944)

Pieces played in class that are readily available online:

  • Ke$ha, “We R Who We R” (2010)
  • The Weeknd, “The Hills” (2015)
  • Simon and Garfunkel, “Scarborough Fair” (1966)
  • Lil Wayne and Drake, “Right Above It” (2015)

Anonymous, Kyrie eleison (c. 500 AD)

Orlando di Lasso, Kyrie eleison from Missa Bell’ Amfitrit, altera(1610)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Duets for Flute and Oboe, “Der Volgelfanger bin ich ja” (1791)

Franz Schubert, Die Forelle (1817)

Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach, “Knee-Play 1” (1975)

Day 2: Musical portraits I; The writing portfolio; Intro to musical elements I (texture, melody) (T Sep 3 / Th Sep 12)

Lecture notes

Video played in class (Melody and expectations — sing along!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk

Handouts

Music played in class

Piece played before class: Igor Stravinsky, “Gavotte” from Pulcinella (1920): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJUVjd4mQU

Ahmet Kuşgöz & Ensemble, Hasan ‘im

Hasan ‘im

Day 3: Thinking like a musicologist I: the Medieval and Renaissance periods (T Sep 10 / Th Sep 19)

Lecture notes

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Music played in class

Piece played before class: Josquin des Prez, Absalom, fili mi (1513): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2MuqpcfuM4

Pérotin (1160-1230), Viderunt omnes
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94), Jesu, Rex Admirabilis

Day 4: Thinking like a musicologist II: Baroque (T Sep 17 / Th Sep 26)

The music played before class was Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons Violin Concerto “Autumn”

Lecture notes

handouts

music played in class

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Gavotte from Atys (1676)

Videos played in class: