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Early Music Department

Courses

Jacobs School Bulletin

2013-2014
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In addition to music history and theory offered by the Jacobs School of Music, the Early Music Institute offers a wide selection of courses including Literature and Performance Practices of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music (3-course series); Continuo Readings and Performance; Playing and Singing from Original Notation; Bibliography; Research in Early Music (with changing topics); and Seminars. Please contact us if you would like further information regarding the Early Music Institute. The letter "P" identifies those courses that have prerequisites.

For Early Music Performance Study courses (lessons, masterclass, and recitals), please click here.

MUS  F420 - Topics in Performance Study

MUS  F501 - Accompaniment of Baroque Music

P: Successful completion of a graduate keyboard proficiency examination and consent of instructor. Introduction to the art of accompaniment of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music. Repertoire is selected from a wide variety of chamber and larger works, both vocal and instrumental. Included in the study are recitative, embellishment, and improvisation.

MUS  F502 - Topics in Basso Continuo

P: Successful completion of a graduate keyboard proficiency examination and consent of the instructor. Primary sources regarding basso continuo performance practices are examined. Emphasis is on performance from figured and unfigured bass.

MUS  F503 - Advanced Topics in Basso Continuo

P: Successful completion of a graduate keyboard proficiency examination and consent of instructor. National styles of basso continuo practice from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Readings and application to compositions of selected composers.

MUS  F520 - Topics in Performance Study

MUS  M415 - Interpreting Unaccompanied Bach

Study and performance of the unaccompanied works by J.S. Bach for violin, cello, and flute. Consideration of structural musical elements based on autograph manuscripts. Open to all instrumentalists other than keyboard players.

MUS  M435 - Performance Practice Before 1750

Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque repertory studied in light of historical performance, including historical performance procedures, instruments, tuning, rhythm, notations, and other theoretical areas of importance for performance. Some consideration is given to the recreation of historical music employing modern instruments.

MUS  M458 - Topics in Early Music

Variable topics in repertory and performance practice of early music. May be taken more than once.

MUS  M515 - Interpreting Unaccompanied Bach

Study and performance of the unaccompanied works by J.S. Bach for violin, cello, and flute. Consideration of structural musical elements based on autograph manuscripts. Open to all instrumentalists other than keyboard players.

MUS  M516 - Advanced Topics in Early Music

MUS  M517 - Literature and Performance Practice I

The basic literature of the Medieval period with performance-oriented analysis, survey of original sources, and study of performance-related theoretical works.

MUS  M518 - Literature and Performance Practice II

The basic literature of the Renaissance period with performance-oriented analysis, survey of original sources, and study of performance-related theoretical works.

MUS  M519 - Literature and Performance Practice III

The basic literature of the Baroque period with performance-oriented analysis, survey of original sources, and study of performance-related theoretical works.

MUS  M520 - Literature and Performance Practice IV

The basic literature of the Classical period with performance-oriented analysis, survey of original sources, and study of performance-related theoretical works.

MUS  M521 - Literature and Performance Practice V

The basic literature of the Romantic period with performance-oriented analysis, survey of original sources, and study of performance-related theoretical works.

MUS  M558 - Topics in Early Music

Variable topics in repertory and performance practices of early music. May be taken more than once.

MUS  M635 - Performance Practice Before 1750

Styles of solo and ensemble performance of instrumental and vocal music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque period: medium, dynamics, tempo, ornamentation and improvisation, temperament. Editing and performing of works for old and modern instruments.

MUS  M636 - Performance Practice Since 1750

Styles of solo and ensemble performance of instrumental and vocal music from the Classic period to modern times. Changing aspects of medium, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, etc., applied to problems of musical interpretation.

MUS  X60 - Early Music Ensembles

Concentus, a mixed instrumental/vocal ensemble constituted differently to fit the repertoire of each concert, is required of all early music majors.