Theory and practice of early music I

Course Information
TitleΘεωρία και πράξη παλαιάς μουσικής Ι / Theory and practice of early music I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013868

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
• Students must also attend the course "Music ensembles: early music I [MΠ3001]" in order to put into practice their theoretical knowledge.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students should have: • been familiarised with the various theoretical and practical issues concerning medieval, renaissance and baroque music (theoretical thought, historical instruments, temperaments, performing issues, critical editions etc.) • adapt the basic knowledge of the basic styles and schools of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. • understand the basics of the evolution of musical notation of western music and develop basic reading and transcription skills.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Course that combines music theory and practice. The first half of the lesson is based on lectures. Ιn the second half, group discussion on the projects prepared by the students take place, combined with artistic workshops with performance practice. Students should be prepared for extra meetings during the semester. Thematic studies: • the early music revival movement • musical instruments of early music • primary and secondary sources • tunings and temperaments • palaeography • vocal and instrumental music of the renaissance I • vocal and instrumental music of the baroque I • basso continuo I • preparation of a performance Ι
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.7
Artistic Workshop120.4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities50.2
Artistic creation250.8
Student Assessment
• Historically-informed performance of pieces prepared by the students (50%). • Active participation in the class' activities (50%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
• Apel, Willi, The Notation of Polyphonic Music, 900–1600, The Mediæval Academy of America, Καίμπριτζ, ΜΑ 1942, αναθ. 5/1961· γερμ. μτφ., αναθ., 1970. • Atlas, Allan W. Renaissance Music: Music in Western Europe, 1400–1600, W.W. Norton, Νέα Υόρκη, 1998. • Brown, Howard Mayer & Sadie, Stanley (επιμ.), Performance Practice: Music before 1600, Macmillan, Λονδίνο 1989. • Donington, Robert, The Interpretation of Early Music, Faber, Λονδίνο 1963. • Palisca Claude V. , Baroque music, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1968, αναθ. 1981. • Άρθρα από περιοδικά όπως Early Music [EMc], Early Music History [EMH], Journal of the American Musicological Society [JAMS] Musical Quarterly [MQ] κ.ά.
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