Introduction to Musicology

 

Assessment

1. A previously unseen class test in which you must score a piece from copies of its parts in original notation. In preparation for this, weekly graded exercises will be provided which you may begin in class and complete in your own time (30%).

2. A comparative book review (800 words) of two musical biographies (due 12:00 Monday HT Week 8) (30%).

3. A short essay (800 words) on one of the topics covered in weeks 8–12 (due 12:00 Monday TT Week 3) (30%).

4. Class participation and scholarly initiative (10%).

Reading

  1. MUSICOLOGY IN GENERAL

  2. Joseph Kerman, Musicology (London: Collins, 1985) (library)

  3. Perspectives in Musicology: The Inaugural Lectures in the Ph.D. Program at the City University of New York, ed. Barry S. Brook et al. (New York: Norton, 1972) (library)

  4. Carl Dahlhaus, Foundations of Music History, transl. J. B. Robinson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983) (library)

  5. Mark Everist, ‘Reception Histories, Canonic Discourses, and Musical Value’ in Rethinking Music, ed. Nicholas Cook and Mark Everist (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999) (library)

  6. Gary Tomlinson, ‘Musical Pasts and Postmodern Musicologies: A Response to Lawrence Kramer’, Current Musicology, 53 (1993), 36–40 (jstor)

  7. NOTATION

  8. Willi Apel, The Notation of Polyphonic Music (Cambridge, Mass., 1942) (library)

  9. Carl Parrish, The Notation of Medieval Music (London: Faber & Faber, 1958) (library)

  10. Richard Rastall, The Notation of Western Music: An Introduction (London: Dent, 1983) (library)

Composer biographies

Basic white mensural notation (exercise)

Ligatures (exercise)

Coloration (exercise)

Canons (exercise)

Notation Test

Study Week

Editing

Attribution and Authentication

Transmission and Intervention

Good Friday

Performance Practice

Week 1

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