Day 1: Welcome, listening through another person’s ears (F Jan 25 / W Jan 30)

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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: Intro to musical elements I (melody, texture); Intro to music history I (Medieval and Renaissance periods) (F Feb 1 / W Feb 6)

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Prompt for Reflection #1, available here

Music played in class

Melody and pitch – expectations (video with Bobby McFerrin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk

Anonymous, “Entre Av’e Eva” from the Cantiga de Santa Maria (compiled in the 13th century)

Béla Bartók, String Quartet No. 4, IV. Allegro pizzicato  (1928), played by the Amadeus Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LP5oZyle84

Claude Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1894) — first

Ahmet Kuşgöz & Ensemble, Hasan ‘im

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, I. Allegro (1787)

Johannes Ockeghem, Missa prolationum, Sanctus (ca. 1460-97)

Niccolò Paganini, Moto perpetuo, Op. 11 (1835), played by James Galway, flute

Pérotin (1160-1230), Viderunt omnes

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94), Jesu, Rex Admirabilis

Day 3: Intro to musical elements II (rhythm); Intro to music history II (Baroque period) (F Feb 8 / W Feb 13)

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Music played in class

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Gavotte from Atys (1676)

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Unsquare Dance

Day 4: Intro to musical elements III (form) (F Feb 15 / W Feb 20)

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Music played in class

Johann Sebastian Bach, Fugue No. 2 in c minor from The Well Tempered Clavier (c. 1725)

Frédéric François Chopin, Mazurka Op. 17 No. 2 in E minor (1833)

Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King (1875)

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Gavotte from Atys (1676)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Trepak from The Nutcracker (1892)

Georg Philipp Telemann, Tafelmusik Quartet in G Major, I. Adagio-Allegro-Adagio (1733)