Analysis of Music
This module introduces basic analytical concepts and skills for the understanding of Western art music from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. Topics may include mode, word-painting, fugue, the schemata of the galant style, syntax in the Classical style, sonata form, Romantic harmony and tonality, the Romantic fragment, Wagner’s form and harmony, pitch-class collections and sets, twelve-note technique, and harmony and form in popular music.
This module introduces basic critical methodologies, concepts and vocabularies employed in current academic work in the fields of historical musicology and ethnomusicology. Students concurrently develop effective research and writing skills applicable to their future careers as musicians and scholars.