MUSIC 2701: CLASS AND HOMEWORK GUIDE

(F ’16, subject to change)

MUSIC OF ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE
AGES

**Make sure to check Moodle for any changes to this homework guide**

-Date listed is the date assigned; homework is due at beginning of the next class. ( = today)
-Abbreviations: R =Thursday, T=Tuesday, H = homework, P=project
-Listening is through Study Space online. Please follow score and discussion in your Norton
Anthology (NAWM). If the music has words, read all texts and translations! For each work
learn the genre, composer (if applicable), subject matter, style, & performance context.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE AT BEGINNING OF CLASS!

1) T 8/23: MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT WORLD AND MIDDLE AGES
CLASS: Introduction to course, chant in many cultures, Greek culture and music
HOMEWORK
•H: read pp. 2-26; study “Terms to know.”
•H: GROUP PROJECT: read and summarize “Power of Music” readings (readings and
question sheet on Moodle) and answer question at bottom of page. Discuss with
your group members and present your summary and discussion during class on
Tuesday. DUE beginning of next class: Thursday, 8/25
•Listening: Epitaph of Sekilos (read text translation)

Troubairitz. see me after class if you are interested (both instrumentalists and singers). rhythmic modes. •Listening : -Vespers psalm and antiphon for Christmas Day -Victimae pachali laudes (sequence) -Hildegard of Bingen: Ordo virtutum (conclusion) R 9/1: Happy birthday Dr. Notre Dame organum DON’T MISS! HOMEWORK •H: read pp. 42-48 •Listening: -Bernart de Ventadorn: Can vei la lauzeta mover -Comtessa de Dia: A chantar -Adam de la Halle: Jeu de Robin et de Marion -Cantiga 159: Non sofre Santa Maria (from Cantigas de Santa Maria) * 3) T 9/6: CLASS: QUIZ 2 at beginning of class -Polyphony: early organum. 36-42. in any musical style!!*** R 8/25: CLASS: Power of Music assignment due at beginning of class -Discussion of Power of Music - HOMEWORK •H: read pp. see 10/7)-Early HOMEWORK •H: read pp. •H: transcribe your assigned chant [P = project] and be able to sing it from square notation! due T 10/6. spread of Christianity -Types of chant: psalm tones. sequences HOMEWORK: •H: read pp. tropes. 34). in text (p. You will perform it once in a Medieval way (sung. Meistersinger songs) -Performance of Medieval songs (traditional and modern versions. Trouvère. with drone and/or percussion) and once again in your own arrangement. Mass chants. early Church. 49-58 •Listening: -Allelluia Justus ut palma -Three settings of the Gradual chant Viderunt omnes (an organum duplum by Léonin an anonymous substitute clausula and an organum quadruplum by Pérotin) . •H: learn to read chant notation (neumes): compare Salve Regina exs.***Extra credit: a short performance of a secular song for R (9/1). antiphons. 27-36 •Listening: Mass chants for Xmas Day (read texts and listen!) * 2) T 8/30: CLASS: QUIZ 1 at beginning of class -Introduction to the Middle Ages: background. (troubadour performances) -Singing from Square notation! -Medieval Music Theory -Secular monophony (Troubador. Stein!  CLASS:  Chant transcription due at beginning of class.

set it as chant in a particular mode (write the number of the mode at the top). •Listening: -Sumer is icumen in (a famous rota) -Philip de Vitry: Cum statua/Hugo. . Hugo/Magister invidie (isorhythmic motet) -Guillaume de Machaut: La Messe de Nostre Dame (Kyrie) -Machaut: Douce dame jolie (monophonic virelai) -Landini: Cosi pensoso (caccia) R 9/15 CLASS: -Fourteenth-century theory. 58-65 •Listening: -Conductus Ave virgo virginum -Motets on Tenor Dominus -Adam de la Halle: De ma dame vient/Dieus. comment porroie/Omnes (motet) * 4) T 9/13: CLASS: QUIZ at beginning of class -Fourteenth Century Music: Ars Nova. work on your Midterm Study Guide and think up a Medieval name and sound for your Jeopardy team. formes fixes) -Italian trecento music (Landini) and the later ars subtilior HOMEWORK •H: read pp. review and questions for midterm. instruments. neumatic. 66-85. direct. •decide on a name and sound (both related to Medieval music) for your team. and melismatic text setting. write it in modern notation. motet -Performance of composed chants (as assigned on 10/4) HOMEWORK •H: read pp. motets. •P: write your own chant! write or choose a spiritual text. notation. Mass. * 5) T 9/20: CLASS: -Review for Midterm!! (Antiquity and Middle Ages)* -Medieval Jeopardy (quiz show!) R 9/22 **MEDIEVAL EXAM** YOU DO NOT NEED A SCANTRON SHEET. responsorial). BE PREPARED TO SING IT!) (due R 9/8) R 9/8: CLASS: Chant Composition assignment due at beginning of class -Early Polyphony. include some syllabic. 13th c. HOMEWORK •H: *Study for Midterm* BRING QUESTIONS TO NEXT CLASS! •Listening: listen to musical examples and study according to your Study Guide. Machaut (isorhythm. continued: conductus. you may also indicate a performance type (antiphonal.