Musicology seminar

lmusi2894  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Musicology seminar
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Main themes
Two kinds of subjects may be addressed:
- In relation with cultural events (commemoration of an anniversary, opera season, festival);
- In relation with scientific research (preparation of a dissertation, conference, or book).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


The aim of this course is to offer a professionalising approach of musicology. The students will be asked to prove their ability to write a short paper on a theme selected beforehand, using correct methodological and epistemological tools. They will present their research publicly, by means of technologies specifically adapted to musicological needs: music software, electronic instruments, computer and audio-visual aids¿


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”.
Introduction to Renaissance polyphony through the historical and analytical study of three works:
Johannes Ockeghem, Ma bouche rit (chanson)
Josquin des Prez, Salve Regina à 4 (motet)
Cyprien de Rore, Anchor che col partire (madrigal)
Introduction to the theory of counterpoint, and to the treatment of dissonances, cadences, modes and text-music relations.
Teaching methods
Lectures by the teacher and personal papers to be written by the students. Collective coaching and individual monitoring of each student. 
Evaluation methods
Written papers and oral examination.
Other information
Online resources
Documentation on Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (approfondissement)

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology