A continuation of Music 6.1, the students are expected to:
1. Become acquainted with the sound of the music and be able to examine
2. Understand that Music History is a history of musical style, and
can not be grasped except by first-hand knowledge of the music
3. Comprehend that musical styles owe their characteristics not simply
to the inventive genius of the composers, performers, and theorists
of a given period, but to a variety of extramusical influences:
wars, political and religious beliefs, philosophical trends, social
and technological conditions.
4. Realize that music-making is and always has been inextricably linked
to the great endeavors of human thought and activity.
5. Place the music in its larger historical and cultural context.
6. Recognize performance practices of earlier music as it was
interpreted and performed, each era makes its own special demands.
7. Name, relate, and identify important musical terminologies as they
have significance in each era studied.
8. Expand their musical experience by reading, discussing, listening,
and analyzing the various music of each period both in and outside
of the classroom.
9. Persue and comprehend patterns of meaning found both in linguistic
and non-linguistic terms.
It is a 3 semester course. Second semester will cover material from
cir. 1700 to Wagner.
1. The mature Baroque: vocal and instrumental music.
2. The early eighteenth century: Vivaldi, Rameau, J.S. Bach, Handel.
3. Sources of the Classical style: The Sonata, Symphony, Opera in the
4. The late eighteenth century: Haydn, Mozart.
6. The Romantic period in three parts: vocal music, instrumental music,
and opera and music drama.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
70 - 80%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 10%
|Homework problems, OUTSIDE LISTENING||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
|Class performances, LISTENING CHARTS (STYLE)||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
2 - 10%
|Completion, IDENTIFY WITH BRIEF ANSWERS||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
1 - 5%
A HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC by Grout and Palisca, 4th edition, W. W.
Norton, New York, 1988.