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Jacobs School of Music
2007-2009
Academic Bulletin

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Academic Courses—Music Literature

Music Literature

M385 Film Sound and Film Music (3 cr.) P: Permission of instructor; music majors: MUS T252 required, CMLT C190 recommended; certificate students in Film Studies: CMLT C190 required, CMLT C391 recommended. Historical and technical survey of the film soundtrack; critical and aesthetic issues in film sound, with an emphasis on music.

M392 Art Musics of the Non-Western World (3 cr.) An introductory survey of the art musics of Asia and Africa; musical instruments, ensembles, and song styles; the heritage of ancient music (China, India, the Mediterranean world, and the Americas); ethnomusicological perspectives on classical Western music. The course will make extensive use of video and audio resources.

M393 History of Jazz (3 cr.) Periods, major performers and composers, trends, influences, stylistic features, and related materials. For music majors only.

M394 Black Music in America (3 cr.) A survey of black music from its African origin to the present, with special emphasis on its social, economic, and political implications.

M395 Contemporary Jazz and Soul Music (3 cr.) A survey of contemporary jazz and soul (rhythm and blues) music and musicians in the United States. For music majors only.

M396 Art Music of Black Composers (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. A study of black music and musicians in the United States, with emphasis on the black composer in contemporary music.

M397 Popular Music of Black America (3 cr.) A sociocultural and musical analysis of urban black popular music, its performers, producers, and composers, from the 1940s to 1980. Rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, ballads, funk, disco, and the raps.

M413 Latin American Popular Music (3 cr.) Historical and cultural aspects in the development of important popular music genres in Latin America and the Caribbean, and their impact in the United States. Issues of performance and instrumentation and the output of significant composers, arrangers and performers. For music majors only. Activities outside class may be scheduled.

M415 Interpreting Unaccompanied Bach (2 cr.) Study and performance of the unaccompanied works by J.S. Bach for violin, cello and flute. Consideration of structural musical elements based on autograph manuscripts. Open to all instrumentalists other than keyboard players.

M431-M432 Song Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Junior standing; for M432: M431. Introductory survey of representative non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, and France. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.

M434 Survey of Guitar Literature (2 cr.) An overview of the origins and evolution of the modern guitar, examining repertoire from about 1500 to the present. Introduction to the important composers and performers of the various plucked string instruments that comprise the family tree of the modern guitar. Approximately 100 representative compositions will be studied analytically and placed in historical and cultural context.

M435 Performance Practices Before 1750 (3 cr.) Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque repertory studied in light of historical performance, including historical performance procedures, instruments, tuning, rhythm, notations, and other theoretical areas of importance for performance. Some consideration is given to the recreation of historical music employing modern instruments.

M458 Topics in Early Music (1 cr.) Variable topics in repertory and performance practice of early music. May be taken more than once.

M513 Latin American Popular Music (3 cr.) Historical and cultural aspects in the development of important popular music genres in Latin America and the Caribbean, and their impact in the United States. Issues of performance and instrumentation and the output of significant composers, arrangers and performers. Open to majors and non-majors. Activities outside class may be scheduled, and a research paper is required.

M515 Interpreting Unaccompanied Bach (2 cr.) Study and performance of the unaccompanied works by J.S. Bach for violin, cello and flute. Consideration of structural musical elements based on autograph manuscripts. Open to all instrumentalists other than keyboard players.

M516 Advanced Topics in Early Music (3 cr.)

M517-M518-M519-M520-M521 Literature and Performance Practice (3-3-3-3-3 cr.) I. Medieval II. Renaissance III. Baroque. IV. Classical. V. Romantic. The basic literature of the periods with performance-oriented analysis, survey of original sources, and study of performance-related theoretical works.

M531-M532 Song Literature III-IV (3-3 cr.) Advanced survey of both standard and non­standard non-operatic solo vocal repertoire of the United States, the British Isles, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, and other nations. Techniques and application of song study, musicianship, interpretation, performance practice, and program building.

M543 Keyboard Literature from 1700 to 1850 (3 cr.) Literature for stringed keyboard instruments from the age of Bach and his contemporaries through the early romantics. Historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic features.

M544 Piano Literature from 1850 to the Present (3 cr.) Historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic features.

M547-M548 Woodwind Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) I. Solo repertoire and chamber music for woodwind instruments, including woodwind instruments with strings and/or brasses. II. Orchestral literature and major works for large wind ensemble.

M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-3 cr.) Solo repertoire and chamber music for string instruments.

M554 Early Instruments (3 cr.) A study of early instruments and their place in musical performance during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Examination of documents relating to the development of instruments, their playing techniques, and their influence on music.

M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.) Introduction for the conductor to techniques of historical research, structural and stylistic analysis of choral literature. To be taken concurrently with G561 Master’s Choral Conducting I.

M558 Topics in Early Music (1 cr.) Variable topics in repertory and performance practices of early music. May be taken more than once.

M559 Brass Seminar (1-3 cr.) Guided research in the history, bibliography, and pedagogy of brass instruments.

M560 Woodwind Seminar (3 cr.) Guided research in the history, bibliography, and pedagogy of woodwind instruments.

M561-M562-M563-M564 History and Literature of Opera I-II-III-IV (3-3-3-3 cr.) Musical and dramatic content of operas forming standard international repertoire; and survey of major composers’ stylistic development and establishment of each opera’s relationship to its dramatic and musical milieu. I. Monteverdi to Gluck. II. Mozart to Donizetti. III. Verdi, Wagner, and nineteenth-century national schools. IV. Verismo and the twentieth century.

M565 Master’s Seminar in Choral Literature (3 cr.) Historical and structural analysis of major choral literature from the Renaissance to the present. Different literature covered each semester. To be taken twice, concurrently with G562 Master’s Choral Conducting II.

M570 Historical Development of Wind Groups and Literature (3 cr.) A comprehensive study of wind groups focusing on instrumentation and literature from its earliest beginnings to the present. Special emphasis on major works, composers, stylistic changes, and programming.

M571-M572 Master’s Seminar in Symphonic Literature 1-2 (3-3 cr.) For majors and minors in conducting. All aspects of the study and conducting of symphonic literature and related areas.

M579 Master’s Seminar in Wind Literature (3 cr.) Variable topics for majors in wind conducting. Wind literature selected according to genre, chamber winds, wind ensemble, and concert band.

M583 Duke Ellington (3 cr.) Consent of instructor. An in-depth study of the life, times, and music of Duke Ellington.

M584 Research in the History and Analysis of Jazz (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Individual research in the analysis, history, music theory, or literature of jazz schools, styles, performers, and instrumental idioms. For advanced students.

M586 Chamber Jazz: Literature and Performance (3 cr.) P: Jazz majors only; others by consent of instructor. The music of the seminal small groups.

M591 Jazz Literature 1: Pre-Jazz to Bebop (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Historical and musical analysis of the core repertoire, seminal performers and composers, musical characteristics, and important recordings of all major jazz styles, origins to 1945.

M592 Jazz Literature 2: The Bebop Era (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. An in-depth study of the music that represents the jazz common practice period (ca. 1940-1955). Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, and others.

M593 Jazz Literature 3: Jazz since Bebop (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Historical and musical analysis of the core repertoire, seminal performers and composers, musical characteristics, and important recordings of all major jazz styles since 1955.

M594 Big Band Jazz (3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. The study of classic big band literature (Ellington, Basie, Kenton, Herman, etc.).

M620 Doctoral Final Project (1-6 cr.)*

M621 Doctoral Piano Essay (1 cr.)*

M627 Independent Study of the Literature of the Guitar I(3 cr.) Survey of guitar literature to 1800. Two papers required.

M628 Independent Study of the Literature of the Guitar II(3 cr.) Survey of guitar literature since 1800. Two papers required.

M629 Vocal Music in Latin America (3 cr.) Solo, choral, and operatic music from aboriginal times to the present, with an emphasis on repertory useful for concerts and recitals.

M631 Twentieth-Century Music in Hispanic America (3 cr.) Background and traditions, rise and development of nationalism, and avant-garde music.

M635 Performance Practice before 1750 (3 cr.) Styles of solo and ensemble performance of instrumental and vocal music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque period: medium, dynamics, tempo, ornamentation and improvisation, temperament. Editing and performing of works for old and modern instruments.

M636 Performance Practice since 1750 (3 cr.) Styles of solo and ensemble performance of instrumental and vocal music from Classic period to modern times. Changing aspects of medium, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, etc. applied to problems of musical interpretation.

M637 Seminar in Percussion History (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. A survey of masterworks. The origin, development, and influences of indigenous instruments and their uses in twentieth-century music.

M638 Percussion Ensemble Literature (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Percussion ensemble literature and the techniques of organizing, managing, rehearsing, and conducting percussion ensembles.

M641 Brass Literature I(3 cr.) Teaching materials for horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Elementary and advanced exercises, etudes, methods for class and private instruction, clef and transposition studies, and orchestral repertoire. Survey of sources providing announcement and evaluation of new materials.

M642 Brass Literature II(3 cr.) Solo and chamber music literature for horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Development of brass instruments and literature from Renaissance to the present. Survey of sources providing announcement and evaluation of new materials.

M643 Seminar in Harp Literature I(3 cr.) A comprehensive survey of harp literature (solo and orchestral) of all periods and the exploration in depth of the various styles and performance practices of each period.

M644 Seminar in Harp Literature II(3 cr.) A comprehensive survey of harp literature (chamber and ensemble) of all periods and the exploration in depth of the various styles and performance practices of each period.

M645-M646-M647-M648 Seminar in Piano Literature I-II-III-IV (3-3-3-3 cr.) Discussion of historical, stylistic, formal, and aesthetic aspects of a period and its leading composers; performance of a wide range of representative works. I. Baroque, Pre-Classical, and Classical. II. Late Classical and Early Romantic. III. Romantic. IV. Twentieth-Century.

M661 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Renaissance (3 cr.) Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

M662 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Baroque (3 cr.) Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

M663 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Classic/Romantic (3 cr.) Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

M664 Doctoral Seminar in Choral Literature: Music since 1900 (3 cr.) Historical and analytical studies of major choral literature.

M665-M666 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature I-II (2 cr.) I. Baroque and Classic. II. Romantic to present.

M667-M668 Survey of Violoncello Literature I-II (2 cr.) I. Baroque and Classic. II. Romantic to present.

M669-M670 Seminar in String Quartet Literature I-II (2-2 cr.) P: M528 Chamber Music Literature or equivalent. I. Haydn through Schubert. II. High Romantic to present. For doctoral string students.

M671-M672-M673-M674 Doctoral Seminar in Symphonic Literature 1-2-3-4 (3-3-3-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Baton techniques and critical examination of scores; problems of rehearsal and interpretation.

M675-M676-M677-M678 Seminar in Organ Literature (3-3-3-3 cr.) Performance of representative works from each period and discussion of stylistic, historical, formal, and aesthetic features. I. Renaissance and Baroque.

  1. Classic, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century.
  2. Special topics in organ literature. IV. Organ works of Bach.

M679 Doctoral Seminar in Wind Literature (3 cr.) Variable topics. Historical and analytical study of major wind literature. Participation in the work of the band department required.

M681 Seminar in Coaching, Conducting, and Literature of Opera (3 cr.) Performance practice in the coaching and conducting of opera. Participation in work of Opera Theater required. May be repeated.

M685 Vocal Literature before 1800 (3 cr.)

M686-M687 Romantic Song Literature and Oratorio I-II (3-3 cr.)

M688 Twentieth-Century Vocal Literature (3 cr.)

M690 Seminar in Latin American Music (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Advanced work in the study of Latin American music. Formal research paper required. May be repeated.

M697 Advanced Seminar Materials in Early Music (3cr.) P: M661-M662 Notation of Polyphonic Music I-II or equivalent, M554 Early Instruments, and M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography. The use of original sources as performance material. Study and application of appropriate theoretical works relevant to historical performance practices. Critique of historical editions. May be repeated.

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