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MUSC7008 - 17th and 18th century music

Title:17th and 18th century music
Long Title:17th and 18th century music
Module Code:MUSC7008
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: SUSAN O REGAN
Module Description: This module explores the social contexts for European music during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and examines changing concepts of style, form, aesthetics and performance practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Relate key dates, events and figures to developments in Western music history within the given time frame.
LO2 Discuss key concepts concerning the broader intellectual and artistic culture of the period.
LO3 Research an approved topic relating to music in the seventeenth or eighteenth century.
LO4 Structure and present research findings in written form and in a class presentation.
LO5 Contextualise the emergence of opera, cantata, oratorio, sonata, concerto and symphony in the cultural life of Western Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research topic
Investigation of an approved topic within the date parameters of the course
New style concepts in early 17th century
Development of opera and related genres; regional variants
Development of idiomatic instrumental music
Development of the violin, guitar and trumpet during the seventeenth century; the emergence of the sonata and the concerto
Social change in 18th century
New audiences for music; development of the music trade; rise of comic opera
Style in the 18th century
Style change in the 18th century; galant style; Ratner's theory of musical topics; mature classical style
Key works
Monteverdi madrigals, Corelli sonatas, Vivaldi concertos, J.S. Bach cantatas, symphonies of Haydn and Mozart; the classical concerto; Mozart's Da Ponte operas
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Outline and draft 3,4 15.0 Week 8
Essay Research of an approved topic 3,4 25.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Terminology, chronology 1,5 20.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4,5 40.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture European music 1600-1800: Weekly lecture, with directed listening, analysis and discussion. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Weekly tutorial dealing with bibliography, research skills, writing and analytical skills. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent and directed reading, listening; writing and research. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard Taruskin 2009, Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries [ISBN: 9780195384826]
  • Burkholder, J. Peter, Donald J. Grout, Claude V. Palisca 2014, A History of Western Music, 9th ed. Ed., Norton New York [ISBN: 9780393918298]
  • Susan Lewis Hammond 2016, Music in the Baroque World: History, Culture, Performance, Routledge [ISBN: 978041582761]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Anderson, Nicholas 1994, Baroque Music, Thames and Hudson London [ISBN: 0-500-01606-2]
  • Buelow, George J. ed 1993, The Late Baroque Era from the 1680s to 1740, Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [ISBN: 0135299837]
  • Downs, Philip.G. 1992, Classical Music, Norton New York [ISBN: 0-393-95191-X]
  • Kimbell, David 1991, Italian Opera, Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 0-512-235331]
  • Burton, Anthony, series ed. 2002, A Performer's Guide to Music of the Baroque Period, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music London [ISBN: 1-86096-1924]
  • Cyr, Mary 2016, Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music, Routledge [ISBN: 9781315611174]
  • Koehler, Elis 2014, Fanfares and Finesse. A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature, Indiana University Press [ISBN: 9780253011855]
  • Mann, William 1977, The Operas of Mozart, Cassell London [ISBN: 0-304-29381-4]
  • Palisca, Claude V. 1991, Baroque Music, Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [ISBN: 0130584967]
  • Palisca, Claude V. 1996, Norton Anthology of Western Music vol 1: Ancient to Baroque, Norton New York [ISBN: 0-393-96906-1]
  • Price, Curtis ed 1993, The Early Baroque Era, Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [ISBN: 0132237938]
  • Poultney, David 1996, Studying Music History: Learning, Reasoning and Writing about Music History and Literature, 2nd ed. Ed., Chapters 3,4,7, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, New Jersey [ISBN: 0131902245]
  • Ratner, Leonard G. 1980, Classic Music - Expression, Form and Style, Schirmer New York [ISBN: 0-02-872020-2]
  • Raynor, Henry 1972, A Social History of Music; from the Middle Ages to Beethoven, Barrie and Jenkins London [ISBN: 0-214-65783-3]
  • Wolff, Christoph 2001, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 0199248842]
  • Zaslaw, Neal, ed. 1983, The Classical Era - From the 1740s to the end of the 18th Century, Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [ISBN: 0131369385]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • CD set: Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music Vol 1: Ancient to Baroque , Norton
  • CD set: Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music Vol 2: Classic to Twentieth Century , Norton

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 3 Mandatory

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