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M-LT 71127 - Canon
This course investigates the history and construction of canon as both a form and texture. From Machaut through the 21st century, we'll explore how composers have approached imitation through different methods and to varying ends. We'll look at Ockeghem's prolation canons, Bach's progressive, crab, and puzzle canons, Nancarrow's logarithmic durational keyboard studies, and Evan Johnson's idiomatic canons, as well as non-Western musics that employ canonic techniques. Students will analyze canons from a variety of perspectives, and will compose small- an large-scale works which will be performed in class.

Prerequisites M-SK 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> or M-EX 5107 / Placement Exam or M-SK 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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