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MUSC7009 - 19th to 21st century music

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Title:19th to 21st century music
Long Title:19th to 21st century music
Module Code:MUSC7009
 
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: ROISIN MAHER
Module Description: This module explores the principal musical styles, forms and compositional approaches from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day and places them in a social, historical and intellectual context.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Construct a timeline of significant developments in music history from the nineteenth century to the present day
LO2 Explain the key concepts and formative influences in music from the nineteenth century to the present day
LO3 Assess the significance of key figures, works and aesthetic movements in music and culture of the period
LO4 Research an approved topic relating to music of this period
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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

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
Romanticism in the nineteenth century
Origins of the Romantic movement; Romanticism in literature and the visual arts; precursors of Romanticism in music; the influence of Romantic ideology on music
Orchestral music in the nineteenth century
Beethoven and the symphony; the symphony as expression of the universal; the influence of programme music; the symphonic poem from Liszt to Strauss
Vocal music in the nineteenth century
Developments in opera; opera in Italy from Rossini to verismo; opera in Germany: Weber and Wagner; song in the nineteenth century; the lied from Schubert to Mahler
Modernism in the twentieth century
Origins of Modernism; Debussy, Schönberg and Stravinsky; new alternatives to conventional tonality; modernism between the wars; serialism and experimentalism; Cage
Electro-acoustic and computer music
'A whole new world of unsuspected sounds'; early electronic instruments; electronic music after World War II; Cage and Stockhausen; live music and electronics; the synthesiser and digital technology; the computer and new performance possibilities
Irish composers
Music and the Celtic Revival; Fleischmann, May and Boydell; Seán Ó Riada and Gerald Barry; new and emerging voices
Research topic
Research of an approved topic
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Definition of key concepts, identification of musical works from score and listening extracts 1,2,3 20.0 Week 7
Project Outline and draft of research essay 3,4 10.0 Week 8
Essay Research on an approved topic (2,000-2,500 words) 2,3,4 30.0 Sem End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 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 Music history c. 1800-present 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Engaging with music history, research skills 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading, listening, research, study 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
  • Burkholder, J. Peter, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca 2014, A history of western music, 9th Ed., W. W. Norton & Company New York [ISBN: 978-0-393-918]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Burkholder, J. Peter, Claude V. Palisca, 2014, Norton Anthology of Western Music: Volume 2, 7th Ed. [ISBN: 978-03939216]
  • Burkholder, J. Peter (Editor), Claude V. Palisca (Editor) 2014, Norton Anthology of Western Music: Volume 3, 7th Ed. [ISBN: 978-039392163]
  • Cook, Nicholas and Anthony Pople (eds.) 2004, The Cambridge history of twentieth-century music, Cambridge University Press Cambridge & New York [ISBN: 0521662567]
  • Cox, Gareth and Axel Klein (eds.) 2003, Irish Music in the Twentieth Century, Four Courts Press Dublin [ISBN: 1851826475]
  • Samson, Jim (ed.) 2001, The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-century Music, Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 0521590175]
  • Taruskin, Richard 2009, Music in the Nineteenth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 978-01953848]
  • Taruskin, Richard 2009, Music in the Early Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 978-019538484]
  • Taruskin, Richard 2009, Music in the Late Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music, Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 978-019538485]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • DVD-ROM: 2014Norton recorded anthology of western music, Vols. 2 and 3 , Sony Music / Norton, New York
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 4 Mandatory

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