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M-LT 71333 - Mythology in Music
Myths reflect the universal themes and values of a culture and are a constant resource for artistic expression. They convey ideas about the interactions of the divine and humans via creation accounts, tales of divinities and heroes, and epic myth cycles. In this course we will study the musical depiction of world myths throughout the ages, focusing on mythology from Greco­Roman, Celtic, Norse, African, Asian, and Native American cultures. We will examine repertoire from all historical eras of Western Music, and include genres within vocal music, symphonic music, keyboard music, ballet, and contemporary Performance Art. Expect to hear music by composers from the Baroque (Monteverdi, Lully, Rameau, etc.), through the Classic/Romantic era (Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Sibelius, Wagner, etc.), to selections from the Early Twentieth Century (Strauss, Scriabin, Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud, Stravinsky et al.), through the Modernist era (Babbitt, Britten, and Birtwistle), as well as some gems from our Contemporary musical milieu. Our encounters will illustrate the Gods, demi­gods, monsters, devils, water creatures, snakes and other reptiles, and the humans at their mercy.

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

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