This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....
The notation of plainchant and polyphony;
the modes of Western music;
the theory and evolution of counterpoint, from the beginning until the end of the 16th century.
Introducing the students to musical palaeography and pretonal musical languages, from the origins of musical notations (Carolingian period) until the 16th century.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
In 2019-2020, the course will be entirely dedicated to polyphony and will present white mensural notation, used from c. 1430 to 1600.
Lecture course illustrated through Powerpoint presentations and exercices.
Written assignments and oral exam.
Course notes on Moodle
Lectures obligatoires :
- Willi APEL, La notation de la musique polyphonique : 900-1600, trad. de l'anglais par Jean-Philippe Navarre, Sprimont, Mardaga, 1997.
- Marie-Noëlle COLETTE, Marielle POPIN et Philippe VENDRIX, Histoire de la notation du Moyen Age à la Renaissance, Paris, Minerve, 2003.