Music 100C: Calendar and Assignments (Spring 2009)


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

Date

 

 

 

Concepts to Learn

 

 

Literature

 

 Projects, mostly due Wednesdays

 

 


 

WEEK 1

 

 

 

 

Overview of harmony, melody, and counterpoint.

 

 

Anton Reicha

Treatise on Melody” (excerpt)

 

 

 


 

M

30-Mar

 

 

 

Ellis Koss

The Melodic Phrase

Exercise 1:

 

 


 

W

1-Apr

 

 

 

Ben Carson

well-formedness guidelines

Your favorite melody

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

WEEK 2

 

 

Voice independence, well-formedness, and mobility.

 

 

 

 

 

E. C. Jacquet de la Guerre

 

 

 


 

F

3-Apr

 

 

 

The Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook

Exercise 2:

 

 


 

M

6-Apr

 

 

 

(Excerpts: Dance Suite Movements)

Sentence completions, baroquization

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

two-voice guidelines

 

 

 

 


 

WEEK 3

 

 



Error correction, phrase structures, free counterpoint, and essential intervals.

 

 

 

Bach

 

 

 

 


 

W

8-Apr

 

 

 

Anna Magdalena Bach, cont.

Analysis: “essential intervals” [Wed Apr 16]

 


 

F

10-Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

M

13-Apr

 

 

 

Robert Gauldin

Chapters 6-8

 

Exercise 3: two-part writing

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

breathing a baroque phrase

 

 

 


 

 


 

WEEK 4

 

 

Cadential structures, continued. 3:1 and 4:1 counterpoint; extension and Elaboration.

 

 Battista, Uccellini, Tuma

 

 

 

 

 


 

W

15-Apr

 

 

 

Trio Sonatas (Allegro Mvts.)

Composition 1: “Dance Suite Movement” [Wed Apr 29]

 


 

F

17-Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

M

20-Apr

 

 

 

Kennan 5

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busoni edition: Inventions 1, 5, 9, and 14 [ pdf ]

 

 


 

WEEK 5

 

 

 

Imitation and canon.

 

 

 Bach, Handel, Vivaldi

 

 

 

 


 

W

22-Apr

 

 

 

Kennan 8-9

 

Exercise 4: canonic imitation

 

 


 

F

24-Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

M

27-Apr

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis: “real and tonal transposition”

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

WEEK 6

 

 

 

Advanced topics: invention expositions, ornamental chromaticism, rhythmic independence.

 

 Bach

 

 

 

 

 


 

W

29-Apr

 

 

 

Art of the Fugue: Canons

 

 

 

 


 

F

1-May

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 5: invertible counterpoint / Invention drafts

 


 

M

4-May

 

 

 

  Kennan Ch. 5-10

 [ Read Ch 10, pp 126-132, i.e. pp 31-37 of the pdf ]

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


















 


 

 

WEEK 7

 

 

 

Review and performances. Three-part writing, syncopation

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

W

6-May

 

 

 

Gauldin 11, 12

 

 


 

F

8-May

 

 

 

Sinfonias, Preludes


 

M

11-May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organize rehearsals for a class performance of one of your first two projects.

 

 

 

Composition 2: “Two-part Invention” [Mon May 18]

 

 




 

 

 

 



WEEK 8

 

 

Fugue: exposition procedures, three-part writing with ‘tall chords’

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

W

13-May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

F

15-May

 

 

 

Well-tempered Clavier

 

 

 


 

M

18-May

 

 

 

 

WTC Book I:

Fugue 16 (G minor)

Exercise 6:  extension and episode

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTC Book II: Fugue 18 (G# minor)

 

 

 


 

WEEK 9

 

 

 

Fugue, continued; complex sequences, stretto, Beethoven’s Great Fugue

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

W

20-May

 

 

 

Kennan 16

 

Fugue Expositions turned in for feedback [due Wednesday June 3]


 

F

22-May

 

 

 

Well-tempered Clavier, Cantatas


 

W*

27-May

 

 

 

 *Monday the 25th is a holiday

 

 

 Kennan Chapters 13-15

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

WEEK 10

 

 

 

Review and performances

 

 

 

 


 

F

29-May

 

 

 

TBA

 


 

M

1-Jun

 

 

 

 


 

W

3-Jun

 

 

 

 


 

F

5-Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTC Book I:

Fugue 16 (G minor)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTC Book II: Fugue 18 (G# minor)

 

 

 


 

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Wed

10-Jun

 

 

 

12:00 NOON -3:00 PM

 

 

FINAL PROJECT: “Prelude and Fugue” [Wednesday Jun 10, 7 pm]