Text 1A & 1B

Department of Music, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 17498

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

This series of classes is intellectually linked to the modules L1 Context 1a: The Age of Extremes and L1 Context 1b: The Age of Common Practice. At its heart will be close study of sets work from the twentieth century and the 'Common Practice' period, and the end-of-year examination will be based primarily on these works. These set works will also be used as the basis from which a general knowledge of musical form and style can be built, enabling the student to apply these principles to other works. We shall, however, also discuss approaches to essay writing, including library search, presentation of footnotes and bibliography, and writing skills, and there will be opportunities to write short practice essays.