August 28, 2018

Lecture notes: 01 intro and soundscape

Handout, in-class reading (Bosker, Cork Dork):  Bosker – Cork Dork intro

Handout, soundscape journal: Soundscape journal QCC

Handout, online participation overview: Online participation overview – Fall 2018

Pieces played in class that are not readily accessible online:


September 4, 2018

Lecture notes: 02 texture careers

Handout, credit/no credit grading policy: 02 grading system

Handout, historical aesthetics/stereotypes: 02 stereotypes followup

Handout, texts and translations of music played in class: 02 texts

Music played in class:

End quiz music: Louise Farrenc (1806-75), Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36, IV. Finale: Allegro (1847): 


September 25, 2018

Lecture notes: 03 Baroque dance, rhythm

In-class essay:

Handout, an account of dancing at Versailles (Philippe Rameau): rameau-an-account-at-versailles – cropped

Pieces played in class that are not readily accessible online:

Videos played in class:

  • Pavane:
  • Galliard:
  • Courante:
  • Gavotte:


October 2, 2018

Lecture notes: 04 form ballet

Handout, questions about music: 04 questions followup

Music played in class: Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849), Mazurka Op. 17 No. 2 in E minor (1833) 


October 9, 2018

Lecture notes: 05 non dance

Handout, articles roundtable assignment description: Articles roundtable 1 – QCC

Music/videos played in class:


October 16, 2018

Lecture notes: 06 religion Europe


Articles for the articles roundtable:

Music played in class:

Anonymous, Kyrie eleison

Pérotin, Viderunt omnes

Pérotin, Viderunt omnes

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jesu, rex admirabilis

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jesu, rex admirabilis


October 23, 2018

Lecture notes: 07 Religous 213 Religous 2 – MW

Handout, text and translation: 13 adhan text

Music played in class:


Group project handouts are available here:


October 30, 2018

Lecture notes: 08 Artusi

Handout, Artusi’s criticism of Monteverdi: 14 Artusi

Music played in class: Claudio Monteverdi, “Si, ch’io vorrei morire” (1603) 


November 6, 2018

Lecture notes: 09 careers and presentations

Handout, Student Blog Post prompt and rubric: Music criticism – SBP prompt

Music played in class: