MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

Section ETR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45 in Room 6-170
Section FTR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:10-5:25 in Room 6-170
Section UR: Thursdays 6:05-9:00 in Room 6-170
Class 6ETR: Thursday, February 15 at 2:30
FTR: Thursday, February 15 at 4:10
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Calendar Alert: This class will not meet on Tuesday, Feb 20. Baruch will follow a Monday schedule instead.

Quiz One

Our first quiz will be on Thursday, Feb 22. It will cover the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Our study guide and complete class notes are all collected together on our documents page.

Here are our playlists:

Medieval Unit: YouTube / Spotify
Renaissance Unit: YouTube / Spotify

Youtube Playlist for Phones (Medieval + Renaissance)

Assignment #3: Quiz One Preview

Assignment #3: Quiz One Preview gives you a sampling of real questions that might appear on the quiz. This is a regular, graded homework that is due before our quiz date (= Class 7, Feb 22).

Assignment #4: Meter (Round One)

Assignment #4: Meter asks you to listen to some tracks and decide whether they are duple or triple.

There are two practice exercises that go with this one as well. There is one based on Baroque music (which we will study in our next unit), and one based on old-person indie rock.

Exercise 4 is due on Class 8 (Tues, Feb 27).

Class Details

In this session we will revisit some of the topics we've been working on lately.

I. We'll strategize on how one could tell the difference between the various tracks on our listening list, and how one might approach the "essay" question at the end of the quiz.

II. We'll go back to meter and looked at some the psychological cues that create the duple and triple metrical patterns, and we'll practice conducting.

III. Finally, we'll listen to one more Renaissance piece, Thomas Tallis's spectacular Spem in Alium.

Thomas Tallis's Spem in Alium

I'll also mention the related sound installation by Janet Cardiff.

AND, we've actually got a relevant item on our concert calendar, plugging an upcoming concert of Tallis's music.