Musicology seminar

LMUSI2894  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Musicology seminar
5.0 credits
15.0 h

This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...



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).


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)

Program title
Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

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