|Class 11||FTR: Thursday, March 07 at 4:10|
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).
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)
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:
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.
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"
Bonus: Handel and $$$
I found an amusing PBS newshour story from 2009 about Handel's financial success, both as an impresario and an investor.