MSC 1003 - Music in Civilization

FTR: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:10-5:25 in Room 6-170
UR: Thursdays 6:05 - 9:00 in Room 6-170
Class 11FTR: Thursday, March 07 at 4:10
document iconClass Notes for Session 11 document icon

I'm going to blog and write notes on all of our remaining pieces now, so people can start studying. Some of this stuff will probably be put off until Tuesday.

Assignment #8: Meter (Round II)

Assignment 8 is just like the previous one on meter. This one is due before class 13 (Thurs, March 14).

There are two practice exercises that go with this one as well: the Baroque version and Indie Rock version.

Assignment #9: Quiz Two Preview

Once again we've got a quiz preview assignment that serves up some real quiz questions.

Due before Class 13 (= Quiz Day, Thurs March 14)

Quiz Two

Our second test will be on Thursday, March 14. It is on the Baroque period and a few of our special "musical skills." Class notes and such are slowly accumulating on our documents page, and here are our complete playlists:

YouTube Version
Spotify Version
Apple Music version
Blogged Version for Phones (includes one video you can't get on youtube.)

Religious Music in the Baroque


The Cantata and the Oratorio are covered on pp. 128-137 and 140-144 in the seventh edition, pp. 117-127 and 130-136 in the eighth edition.

J. S. Bach and the Cantata

In this class we will dive into the subject of church music in the Baroque. We'll talk about how J. S. Bach's "day job" was to create half-hour long musical sermons for the Lutheran church, called Cantatas.

J. S. Bach, Cantata No. 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme": Fourth Movement

This is our quiz piece.

The person who posted this youtube combined our part with Movement Five. That bit (which is a recitative for the "evangelist") starts around 3:20. It is pretty easy to hear when one movement ends and the next begins. We are only learning 0:00-3:20.

Track Links: YouTube Spotify Naxos
Album Links: Amazon Mp3 Google Play iTunes

Remember that the cantata centers around a familiar tune called a Chorale. Here is the very last movement of the cantata, where they present the tune in a more straight-ahead, sing-along format. Not a quiz piece.

Handel, "He Sent a Thick Darkness" from Israel in Egypt

Handel, Israel in Egypt, "He Sent a Thick Darkness"

Track Links: Spotify YouTube Naxos
Album Links: Amazon CD Spotify

Bonus: Handel and $$$

I found an amusing PBS newshour story from 2009 about Handel's financial success, both as an impresario and an investor.