Laura D. Williamson

Laura D. Williamson, History of Western Music since 1750, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course surveys the music of the classical, romantic and modern periods. Selected genres such as symphonies and masses will be analyzed, along with specific composers from these eras. Special attention will be given to stylistic and structural procedures. Emphasis will be on listening in a more critical fashion. No ability to read music is assumed.

Required Texts:

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Music Then and Now. W.W. Norton. The required “Total Access Package” includes full access to all online media, including streaming music, Quizzes, Music Activities, Videos, ebook, and more. The optional Recordings Disc provides an option for offline listening to all recordings and listening guides, author videos, and additional listening excerpts.

Laura D. Williamson, History of Western Music since 1750, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course surveys the music of the classical, romantic and modern periods. Selected genres such as symphonies and masses will be analyzed, along with specific composers from these eras. Special attention will be given to stylistic and structural procedures. Emphasis will be on listening in a more critical fashion. No ability to read music is assumed.

Required Texts:

-Kristine Forney and Joseph Machlis, The Enjoyment of Music, Shorter 11th Edition with DVD.

Syllabus: 

Laura D. Williamson, History of Western Music to 1750, Fall 2013

Course Description:

A study of selected master works of Western art music in a historical context from Gregorian Chant through Johann Sebastian Bach. Emphasis is on musical understanding through critical listening, score study, and lectures.

Required Texts:

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Music Then and Now. W.W. Norton

Laura D. WIlliamson, History Of Western Music Since 1750, Spring 2014

Course Description:

This course surveys the music of the classical, romantic and modern periods. Selected genres such as symphonies and masses will be analyzed, along with specific composers from these eras. Special attention will be given to stylistic and structural procedures. Emphasis will be on listening in a more critical fashion. No ability to read music is assumed.

Required Texts:

Thomas Forrest Kelly, Music Then and Now. W.W. Norton.

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