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MUSI1003 Antique Music Roadshow 2

Module Overview

Reinforcing and developing the skills developed in MUSI1002 Antique Music Roadshow 1: Materials of Music History c.1500-1750, this module aims to introduce you to some of the major musical forms, techniques and styles cultivated between 1750 and 1900. During the module you will develop your knowledge and understanding of ‘Classical’ and ‘Romantic’ musical styles and genres while offering further opportunities to practise and develop your academic writing skills. Lectures provide ‘snapshots’ of major genres of the period, such as the symphony, string quartet, concerto, solo sonata, song, and opera while follow-up seminars offer opportunities to have a detailed look at individual pieces of music and to practise invaluable related analytical or writing skills in small, focused groups. Your knowledge and understanding of ‘Classical’ and ‘Romantic’ musical styles and genres will be developed through familiarity with the course recordings and scores, and subsequent discussion of their important features. Your listening skills will be enhanced by studying the core repertory of recordings, and will be assessed (informally) through practice quizzes in seminars, and (formally) through the listening examination. Your writing and analytical skills will be developed and assessed (informally) through practical exercises in seminars and in your own study and (formally) through the written assignments.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

introduce you to some of the main musical forms, techniques and styles in use, and issues relating to music during the period 1750-1900 • improve your basic music-analytical skills • improve your skills in writing about music

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • some of the principal forms, techniques and styles of European art music from the period 1750-1900, and issues relating to music in this period
  • basic principles of writing about music and music history
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • use word processing software to produce your work to an appropriate academic standard
  • use internet tools such as Blackboard to manage aspects of your own learning
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • describe the principal characteristics of genres such as the symphony, string quartet, solo sonata, song, and opera in this period
  • demonstrate aural recognition of important styles of the period
  • perform a basic style analysis of an unfamiliar piece of music from this period and communicate your findings in accurate descriptive prose

Syllabus

Reinforcing and developing the skills developed in MUSI1002 Antique Music Roadshow 1: Materials of Music History c.1500-1750, this module aims to introduce you to some of the major musical forms, techniques and styles cultivated between 1750 and 1900. During the module you will develop your knowledge and understanding of ‘Classical’ and ‘Romantic’ musical styles and genres while offering further opportunities to practise and develop your academic writing skills. Lectures provide ‘snapshots’ of major genres of the period, such as the symphony, string quartet, concerto, solo sonata, song, and opera while follow-up seminars offer opportunities to have a detailed look at individual pieces of music and to practise invaluable related analytical or writing skills in small, focused groups. Your knowledge and understanding of ‘Classical’ and ‘Romantic’ musical styles and genres will be developed through familiarity with the course recordings and scores, and subsequent discussion of their important features. Your listening skills will be enhanced by studying the core repertory of recordings, and will be assessed (informally) through practice quizzes in seminars, and (formally) through the listening examination. Your writing and analytical skills will be developed and assessed (informally) through practical exercises in seminars and in your own study and (formally) through the written assignments.

Special Features

a custom-made score anthology and set of recordings (available via Blackboard) of the set works

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include • lectures • small group work • IT work using Blackboard Learning activities include • group work exercises (in lectures and tutorials) • individual study and listening • accessing and interacting with online resources

TypeHours
Follow-up work42
Preparation for scheduled sessions24
Completion of assessment task60
Lecture12
Seminar12
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Trevor Herbert (2001). Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music. 

Donald J. Grout and Claude Palisca. A History of Western Music. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Assessments designed to provide informal, on-module feedback • practice exam questions distributed through Blackboard • online group discussions via Blackboard • peer assessment through group work activities

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (1000 words) 30%
Essay  (1000 words) 30%
Listening  (90 minutes) 40%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Students will be asked to purchase, if possible (also recommended for MUSI 1002), Trevor Herbert, Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing about Music. [Cost around £20]

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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