MUSICOL 506 - Special Course
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Inclusive Baroque: Early Modern Music and Global Encounter
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Music History and Musicology (MUSICOL)
Department: Music School
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for credit.
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Inclusive Baroque: Early Modern Music and Global Encounter: This seminar about seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music embarks on an inclusive investigation of music (secular and sacred, vocal and instrumental, for court, chamber, church, and theater) and the musical profession in an age of passionate expression, extravagant patronage, expanding musical commerce, and increasing connectedness among places and cultures. We will learn how music and musical practices emerged and were heard or exploited within processes of sociability, diplomacy, discovery, conquest, confrontation, devotion, and religious instruction. Through intensive case studies focused on musical centers and encounters, on the one hand, and musical repertories, on the other (likely music of J. S. Bach, Corelli, Handel, Hidalgo, Lully, Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, Scarlatti, Sumaya, Torrejón, Vivaldi) we will study musical forms, conventions, and expression while engaging with lesser-known perspectives, voices, and communities in Europe, Asia, Mexico, and Latin America. Students will learn to work with primary musical sources of several kinds and understand some issues of performing practice. To some extent, our focus will depend on the interests of the students enrolled in the course. 

Course Requirements:

Assignments involve listening, score study, guided research, critical thinking, and readings from a course bibliography. Class attendance is required. Grades will be based on class participation, short presentations, and written work. 


MUSICOL 506 - Special Course
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
Note: This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor

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