MUS 165 Class notes week 6
MUS 165 Class notes week 6 MUS 165
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Date Created: 09/29/16
Matthew Michael Dr. Kaunitz MUS 165 Forms Sonata Form - Widely used since the mid 1700s as the first movement of a multi movement work • Exposition - Introduction ofAand B themes, modulate to dominate key • Development - Fragmentation of themes and constant modulation • Recapitulation - Aand B themes come back in tonic key Scherzo - Joke; usually fast and humorous - Adapted from the minuet, and old dance form • (3/4, allegro) Order of Movements - Fast (sonata) - Slow (ternary) - Fast (scherzo) - Fastest (rondo) Matthew Michael Dr. Kaunitz MUS 165 European Music History Renaissance Era - 1400-1600 BCE - Complex polyphony, strange dissonances, and sacred text - Josquin was the first master of high renaissance vocal music - Consorts = groups of instruments with similar timbres Baroque - 1600-1750 - Polyphony became more cerebral, virtuosic, and complex. Bach took took Baroque to its height but many came before and behind him. Classical - Enlightenment - Equal distribution of wealth - Homophonic simplicity, clarity, and symmetry reflected the ideals of the time period. Classical Symphony - The length of a typical symphony was relatively short followed typical formal structure. Romantic - Complete opposite of classical ideals - Emphasis on emotion and individualism as well as glorification of all the past and nature, preferring the medieval rather than the classical. - Piano was the most versatile and popular instrument of the time - Music began to represent real ideas and things. • Orchestral Music - Orchestras became larger Piccolo, bass clarinet, tuba, contrabassoon, english horn • 20th Century - Fragmented, cold, academic - Beauty is not a priority