REPERTOIRES AND PERFORMANCE

Medieval Music History and its Performance II (1150-1300)

6 sessions - Self-paced | Next offering in Fall Term 2021
Online

Course Description

The music of the medieval West was comprised of a wide variety of music types, forms, styles, and textures. This includes liturgical chant, polyphony, secular and religious monophonic music, and instrumental forms. Music was above all functional and integral to medieval culture: its growth, development, dissemination, and preservation supported and responded to specific social and cultural needs and relations.

Medieval music was composed to be performed, and its articulation was conducted following the combination of specific conventional practices with adaptable procedures (directly generated by change of environment, audience, and purpose). Because of the high functionality and absolute performative character of medieval music, a thorough study of history requires the placement of social interactions and performance practices at the center of its discussion.

In this theoretical-practical course, participants will:

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Study the central repertoires and styles created between 1150 and 1300 in Western Europe

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Discuss their primary social and cultural contexts

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Analyze their different compositional developments

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Learn to read their different music notations

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Explore and apply the conventional performance practices of each repertoire

Instructors:
Dr. Mauricio MolinaDr. Mauricio Molina

 

 

Raul LacillaRaúl Lacilla

 

 

 

COURSE INFO

DATES & DURATION

Open September 27 - December 27, 2021
6 sessions – Self-paced

Location

Online

Price

Non-credit: 260€
1.5 credit ECTS: 310€

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Languages

English - Spanish

Syllabus

Session 1 | The Rise of the Secular Song in Vernacular Languages: Troubadours and Trouvères

Session 2 | Monophonic Repertoires of the 13th Century: Conductus, Sequence, Lai, Dance Songs

Session 3 | The Polyphonic Conductus 

Session 4 | The Ars Antiqua Motet

Session 5 | Organum of Notre Dame

Session 6 | The Polyphonic Song

Teaching Methodology

This course will be comprised of:

    • 6 tutorial videos of 15 minutes each (total 1.5 hours)
    • 6 recorded lectures of 1 hour each (total 6 hours)
    • 3 live Q&A sessions of 1hour and 15 minutes each conducted biweekly through the first six weeks of the course and will be recorded so that students can access them at any time (total 3 hours and 45 minutes)
    • Downloadable materials and links to additional resources

Schedules and assignments:

    • The course is self-paced. The majority of lessons will be posted on the first day of the term and students can work at their own pace until the platform is closed for the semester, with access to the pre-recorded video lessons, accompanying materials, and the course forums
    • The student workload to review the materials and complete the assignments is approximately 6.25 hours per session
    • There will be some suggested deadlines to submit assignments
    • Homework will be accepted until a week before the end of the term
    • Students taking the course for credit must complete all assignments and class requirements


Technical Requirements

    • Broadband Internet connection / WIFI

    • External or internal webcam
    • External or internal microphone
    • Speakers or headphones
    • Possibility of printing downloaded materials
    • Possibility of scanning your assignments
    • Possibility of auto-recording (audio and video)

Enroll Now

Places are limited for each section, so sign up early.

The International Course of Medieval Music Besalú offers singers and instrumentalists the possibility of studying the repertoires of monodic and polyphonic music composed between the 11th and 13th centuries.

With the support of: