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Early Music

A video of Lecture 16 illustrates the participatory style of this course. The session covers 16th-century vocal and instrumental music, from Martin Luther's Psalms to the early madrigal. It includes works by composers Johann Walter, Giovanni Palestrina, Michael Praetorius, and Thomas Weelkes, and an in-class demonstration of the chant Office of Sext (Feria Secunda ad Sextam).This course examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. It includes a chronolo...

Start Date: Sep 01, 2010 Topics: General Music
Cost: Free

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A video of Lecture 16 illustrates the participatory style of this course. The session covers 16th-century vocal and instrumental music, from Martin Luther's Psalms to the early madrigal. It includes works by composers Johann Walter, Giovanni Palestrina, Michael Praetorius, and Thomas Weelkes, and an in-class demonstration of the chant Office of Sext (Feria Secunda ad Sextam).This course examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. It includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England. Instruction focuses on methods and pitfalls in studying music of the distant past. Students' papers, problem sets, and presentations explore lives, genres, and works in depth. Works are studied in facsimile of original notation, and from original manuscripts at MIT, where possible.

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  • Dates: Sep 01, 2010 to Dec 20, 2010
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Prof. Michael Scott Cuthbert
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW
  • Topics: General Music

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