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MUS 226 - Structure of Music IV [SUN# MUS 2223]

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of MUS 223 . Includes extended chromaticism; aspects of form; influence of musical nationalism; compositional techniques and technical vocabulary; and late romantic and early 20th century tonal music.

Corequisite(s): MUS 228  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze late Romantic compositions for thematic and programmatic materials, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, timbre, and orchestration.
  2. Analyze early 20th century compositions for thematic and programmatic materials, rhythm, melody, harmony texture, timbre, and orchestration.
  3. Discuss the historical, political, and social developments in late romantic and early 20th century tonal compositions.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the language of early 20th century tonal composers.
  5. Incorporate terms, techniques, and structures from previous structure of music courses, including arranging and score reading.

Outline:
  1. Extended Chromaticism
    1. Modes and scales
    2. New chords and harmonic progressions
    3. New melodic features and voice leading
    4. New developments in rhythm
    5. Polymodality and polytonality
    6. Explorations of texture and timbre
  2. Aspects of Form
    1. Musical miniatures
    2. Program music
    3. Bel canto aria
  3. Influence of Musical Nationalism
  4. Compositional Techniques/Technical Vocabulary
  5. Late Romantic and Early 20th Century Tonal Music
    1. Literature
    2. Composers
    3. Important dates


Effective Term:
Spring 2015