Paleography and languages of the early music

LMUSI2460  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Paleography and languages of the early music
5.0 credits
15.0 h
1q

This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....

Language
Français
Prerequisites

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Main themes

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.

Aims

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    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”.

Content

In 2019-2020, the course will be entirely dedicated to polyphony and will present white mensural notation, used from c. 1430 to 1600.

Teaching methods

Lecture course illustrated through Powerpoint presentations and exercices.

Evaluation methods

Written assignments and oral exam.

Online resources

Course notes on Moodle

Bibliography

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.
Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology
5
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Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology
5
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