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M-LT 71313 - The Mass in Church and Concert Hall
This graduate seminar will explore the role of the Mass as both a liturgical model and a concert genre. From its origins in plainchant to modern-day “masses” that bear little relationship to the liturgy, the Mass is a polemical genre that reflects historical and ongoing tensions between the sacred and secular, as well as the liturgical and the theatrical. Students will investigate these tensions through close examination of liturgical works ranging from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli (1560s) to Morricone's Missa Papae Francisci (2015) as well as seminal "concert masses" by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Bernstein and more contemporary works by Arvo Pärt, Brian Ferneyhough, Pascal Dusapin, and Einojuhani Rautavaara.

Prerequisites (( M-SK 5103 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-SK 5191 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> ) and ( M-EX 5101 / Placement Exam or M-LT 8101 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-LT 8101 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00> ) and ( M-EX 5103 / Placement Exam or M-LT 8102 / Lecture <min credit = 1.00> or M-LT 8102 / Remedial <min credit = 1.00> ))
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Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit

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