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School of Music (2010/2011)
12.4 Music History Courses

1002

Music History I

is an intensive survey, through selected compositions, of the development of musical styles in Europe from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. The course will introduce the student to the terms, names and dates of music history, to theories of history, to stylistic analysis of specific works through musical scores and recordings, and to methods for expressing historical concepts. This course has strong listening and writing components. This course meets three hours per week.

PR: Music 1120 or successful completion of theory placement test or admission to the Bachelor of Music degree program.

1003

Music History II

is a continuation of Music 1002. An intensive survey, through selected compositions, of the development of musical styles in Europe in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This course has strong listening and writing components. This course meets three hours per week.

PR: Music 1002

2002

Music History III

is a continuation of Music 1003. An intensive survey, through selected compositions, of the development of musical styles in Europe in the Classical and Romantic Periods. This course has strong listening and writing components. This course meets three hours per week.

PR: Music 1003

2003

Music History IV

is a continuation of Music 2002. An intensive survey, through selected compositions, of the development of musical styles in the Western world from post- Romanticism and Impressionism to the present, including reference to the history of music in Canada. This course has strong listening and writing components. This course meets three hours per week.

PR: Music 2002

2011

North American Popular Music

is a survey of the major genres of North American popular music from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1970's. The course has three organizing themes: 1) the influence of Euro-American musics, African-American musics, and Latin American musics on popular music, 2) the relationship between popular music, capitalism, and technology, and 3) popular music as a medium for the portrayal of identity. This course has a strong listening component. The ability to read music is not required.

UL: not applicable to the Bachelor of Music Degree.

2012

Understanding Classical Music: Introduction Through Guided Listening

is a course designed to enhance and develop listening skills and an understanding of the basic elements of music. Form and musical style in Western classical music will be explored within a cultural and historical context. Through guided listening, the student will be exposed to a variety of musical styles and traditions. This course has a strong listening component. The ability to read music is not required.

CR: Music 1002, 1003 or the former Music 1000, 1001,1010, 1020 or 1021

UL: not applicable to the Bachelor of Music Degree.

2013

Twentieth-Century Musicals

(same as English 2013) is a survey of twentieth-century musical theatre. Selected works, presenting different styles and periods, will be examined in detail. There will be a strong, required listening/viewing component to this course. The ability to read music is not required.

CR: Music 3007, English 2013

UL: not applicable to the Bachelor of Music Degree.

2014

Introduction to World Music

provides an introduction to the musics of selected cultures and contemporary intercultural communities. Drawing on topics and issues in ethnomusicology, it focuses on musical practices, beliefs, and techniques. It is intended to develop listening skills, broaden musical horizons, as well as to enable a deeper understanding of the way music functions in relation to social groups and individual lives.

UL: not applicable to the Bachelor of Music Degree.

2021

Newfoundland and Labrador Folksinging

is an introduction to the sociocultural contexts, functions, and meanings of folksong in Newfoundland and Labrador. Proceeding from this contextual base drawn from oral and scholarly histories, the course offers practical instruction by a tradition-bearer in the singing of traditional Newfoundland and Labrador tunes and texts, using the techniques of aural transmission and assisted by the written medium where appropriate.

UL: No more than three credits from the 2021-2023 series may be applied toward the Bachelor of Music Degree as unspecified music electives.

2022

Newfoundland and Labrador Fiddling

is an introduction to the sociocultural contexts, functions, and meanings of fiddling in Newfoundland and Labrador. Proceeding from this contextual base drawn from oral histories, the course offers practical instruction by a tradition-bearer on the fiddle, using the techniques of aural transmission and assisted by the written medium where appropriate.

UL: No more than three credits from the 2021-2023 series may be applied toward the Bachelor of Music Degree as unspecified music electives.

2023

Newfoundland and Labrador Accordion

is an introduction to the sociocultural contexts, functions, and meanings of accordion music in Newfoundland and Labrador. Proceeding from this contextual base drawn from oral histories, the course offers practical instruction by a tradition-bearer on the button accordion, using the techniques of aural transmission and assisted by the written medium where appropriate.

UL: No more than three credits from the 2021-2023 series may be applied toward the Bachelor of Music Degree as unspecified music electives.

3004

The Development of Symphonic Music

(formerly Music 3020) is a study of the development of symphonic literature from the late Baroque era to the present day. Selected compositions, representing different periods and styles, will be examined in detail. This course has a strong listening component.

CR: the former Music 3020

PR: Music 2002

3005

The Development of Opera

is a study of the development of opera from the beginnings to the present day. Selected operas, representing different periods and styles, will be examined in detail. This course has a strong listening component.

PR: Music 2002

3006

The History of the Concerto

is a study of the development of the concerto from the late Baroque until the present day. Selected compositions, representing different styles and periods, will be examined in detail. This course has a strong listening component.

PR: Music 2002

3007

A History of Popular Music in Drama

is a survey of popular music styles in drama from the rise of the Singspiel to the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Weber. Selected works, representing different styles and periods, will be examined in detail. This course has a strong listening component.

CR: Music 2013, English 2013

PR: Music 2107 or permission of the instructor

3014

World Music: Musics of Asia and Oceania

is an examination of musical theory, genres, instruments, aesthetics, and functions of music in Asia and Oceania, including the classical music of the Indian subcontinent, ritual musics of East Asia, gong-chime ensembles of Southeast Asia, and traditional musics of Polynesia and Australia. This course has a strong listening component.

PR: Music 1120 with a minimum mark of 75% or equivalent and completion of at least 24 credit hours of university course work.

3015

World Music: Music of Africa and the Americas

is an examination of musical theory, genres, instruments, aesthetics, and functions of music in Africa and the Americas, including traditional African musics, neo-African musics of the Americas, Native American musics, and traditional South American musics. This course has a strong listening component.

PR: Music 1120 with a minimum mark of 75% or equivalent and completion of at least 24 credit hours of university course work.

3016

Canadian Musical Traditions

is a survey of musical streams in Canadian music history from colonial times to the present, including indigenous and transplanted musical traditions, and Canadian art music. This course has a strong listening component.

PR: Music 1120 with a minimum mark of 75% or equivalent and completion of at least 24 credit hours of university course work.

3017

Music, Song and Tradition

(same as Folklore 3200.) introduces students to a wide range of traditional song. Students will hear and discuss local, regional and international examples. Ability to read music or familiarity with music theory not required.

CH: 3

CR: FOLK 3200, the former FOLK 4445

3018

Jazz and Blues: The Roots of Popular Music

(same as Folklore 3618) is an overview of blues and jazz as traditional musical forms. Lectures and listening will illustrate the development of regional music cultures and generic styles. To better understand the shift of blues and jazz from regional to global performance contexts, the course will examine the effects of changing transmissional media, from predominantly sensory media through contemporary media technologies. A term paper concerning musical style will entail library research and aural analysis.

CR: Folklore 3618

3060

Voice Literature and Performance Practice

is a survey of selected solo vocal repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Stylistic development and performance practices will be emphasized.

PR: Music 140B in voice or permission of the instructor.

3070

Piano Literature and Performance Practice

is a survey of piano repertoire from the Baroque era to the present day. Stylistic development and performance practices will be emphasized.

PR: Music 140B in piano or permission of the instructor.

4001

The First Viennese School

- inactive course.

4002

Studies in Baroque Music

is an examination of aspects of musical style and performance practices in the baroque period through the study of selected topics and specific musical examples. The course includes reading assignments, listening, score reading, and taking part in class demonstrations.

PR: Music 1003

4003

Special Topics in Music History

will be announced by the School of Music.

CH: 1 per semester

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 3 credit hours

4004

Special Topics in Music History

will be announced by the School of Music.

CH: 2 per semester

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 4 credit hours

4005

Special Topics in Music History

will be announced by the School of Music.

UL: may only obtain a maximum of 6 credit hours

4094

Introduction to Music Research

is a study of bibliography and various aspects of research methods appropriate to the study of music. Students will participate in group and individual projects, and give a seminar presentation in class.

PR: Music 2003

4095

Graduating Essay

is directed study which will result in the production of an original paper dealing with a topic of historical musical significance. This course is restricted to History and Literature of Music majors.

PR: Music 4094

4440

Music and Culture

(same as Folklore 4440 and Anthropology 4440.) examines traditional music as an aspect of human behaviour in Western and non-European cultures. Examination of the functions and uses of music; folk- popular-art music distinctions; and the relation of style to content. Outside reading, class exercises and individual reports will be required.

CR: Folklore 4440, Anthropology 4440

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).