This course will survey devotional and secular music composed and performed between 700-1400 C.E. It will be organized around the five most important sites of medieval musical activity—the monastery, the castle, the cathedral, the city, and the palace.
Students will be asked to prepare for lectures and discussions by completing assigned reading (on reserve and on the web) and listening assignments (on-line and on reserve). They should expect two 15-20-page papers and two essay examinations at midterm and finals.
This course is intended for upper division music undergraduates (400 level) and music graduate students (500 level); non-music students are welcome, provided they are capable of reading modern musical notation.