Music 75 Syllabus - MUSIC75 ([email protected]

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M USIC  75 M EDIEVAL   AND  R ENAISSANCE  M USIC Professor Kate van Orden ([email protected]) Office: 220 Morrison Hall, 642-2692 Office Hours: T 3:30-5:00 and by appointment Course Assistants: Yael Braunschweig ([email protected]) Office hour: Tu 4-5 Jonathan Lee ([email protected]) Office hour: W 4-5 Office: 107 Morrison Hall Lecture: T Th 2:00-3:30, 128 Morrison Hall  Sections: T 4:00-5;00, 124 Morrison Hall  W 4:00-5:00, 117 Morrison Hall This course introduces the music and culture of the Medieval and Renaissance  periods, beginning with Gregorian chant and ending with Venetian opera c. 1650. It  combines a study of music notation, the history of speculative and practical music theory,  and an overview compositional practice with a broad survey of genres and individual  works. You are expected to read the text in the anthology carefully and to listen to the  musical examples, complete listening assignments and transcription exercises, prepare  material for sections, participate in class discussions, and take a midterm and a final.  Two term papers are also required. You may choose to substitute an in-class  performance of one of the pieces we are studying for one of the papers. Most of the  music we study in this course is for small ensembles, so look ahead, get together with  your friends, come talk to us about scoring (substituting instruments for vocal parts, for  instance), and schedule an audition. For the performance, you should prepare to lead the 
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