Form in Tonal Music

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Music

Course Number: 
242
Institution: 
Amherst College

A continuation of MUSI 241 and the second of the required music theory sequence for majors. In this course we will study different manifestations of formal principles, along with the relationship of form to harmony and tonality. We will start with pre-tonal music (Lassus) focus on the understanding of musical form in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Topics to be covered will include minuet, variation, sonata form, the romantic character piece and eighteenth-century counterpoint. There will be analyses and writing exercises, as well as model compositions and analytic papers. Two class meetings and two ear-training sections per week.

Requisite: MUSI 241 or consent of the instructor. Spring semester. Valentine Professor Meltzer.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
MUSI-242-01-1213S

Course Sections

Form in Tonal Music
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Harold Meltzer

hymeltzer88@amherst.edu

WF 12:00PM-01:20PM

ARMU 102