Mass and Motet

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

College of Arts and Law


Code 24208

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester Autumn 2012

Module description

Responding to needs both for political display and for personal intercession for the posthumous welfare of earthly souls, motets and Mass settings of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century cover a broad diversity of styles and approaches. Taking a diverse group of examples, this module will address issues of style, structure, and external reference and quotation, demonstrating the ways in which musical forms reflected and intensified the broader messages and social structures in which they operated.