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Early Music to Baroque - MHS1511

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying students will be introduced to histories of Western vocal and instrumental art music from Antiquity through to the Baroque (up to 1750), and to the composers and musical genres that developed in relation to particular socio-economic conditions during this period. Students will be able to identify, interpret and discuss the characteristics of the various music genres and forms studied in the module, including: the mass, motet, madrigal, dance suite, da capo aria, fugue, opera, oratorio, and concerto grosso, as well as a range of other vocal and instrumental genres specific to this period. Qualifying students will be able to situate such genres within the frame of larger intellectual movements from Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.