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M-LT 71156 - Orchestration as Analysis
After a brief introduction to the history of orchestration, this course explores the ways orchestration, texture, and timbre can act as goal-directed, structural determinants in listening and analysis. In-depth focus on specific composers and their ways of thinking about orchestration, texture, and form will lay the groundwork for a broader consideration of orchestration as a conveyer of musical affect. The course will highlight the work of composers across eras, including Monteverdi, Corelli, Haydn, Strauss, Varèse, Szymanowski, Ravel, and Penderecki. Exploration of the orchestration treatises of Berlioz, Rimsky-Korsakov, Koechlin, Messiaen, and Brant will highlight changing conceptions of the orchestra throughout history while framing analytical and aesthetic considerations. This course is intended primarily for non-composers, but all are welcome to join regardless of their experience

Prerequisites (( M-SK 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 2.00> and M-LT 2102 / Lecture <min credit = 3.00> ) or ( M-EX 5107 / Placement Exam or M-SK 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00> ))
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Fees N/A
Credits 2.00
Credit Types Credit

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