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M-LT 71323 - Baroque Music: Mysteries and Obstacles
This course investigates mysteries of baroque music – some solved, others not – such as chorus size in Bach’s cantatas, instrumentation in Handel’s oratorios, and Vivaldi’s request for women to sing like men. The course opens with projects designed to familiarize students with handwritten scores, performing parts, and related materials. Students then apply skills acquired from these projects to specific case studies, including those mentioned above and in works by Monteverdi, Corelli, Gaultier, and others. Ultimately, the course increases students's command of source materials and performance practices in an effort to encourage study (and performance) of baroque music.

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

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