MS 401A - Music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque
Cultural analysis of composers’ settings and stylistic analysis of compositions of the Middles Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Topics include Gregorian chant, the origins of polyphony, the development of vocal and instrumental genres, and the works of such central composers as Machaut, Josquin, Monteverdi, and Bach.
(This course, MS 401A, is taught offered for 4 credits. It is taught in conjunction with the 3-credit course MS 401, but requires an additional paper and occasional extended meeting times.)