History of music (antiquity-16th century)

Course Information
TitleΙστορία της μουσικής (αρχαιότητα-16ος αιώνας) / History of music (antiquity-16th century)
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013854

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

Registered students: 147
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationCompulsory Course114
Music CompositionCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students should have: • adapt the basic knowledge of the sources of music history, the different eras, the musical/historical phenomena and their chronological succession, from the beginnings of music history until the Renaissance • been familiarised with the various methods of approaching musical/historical issues as well as with the methods of documentation in music historiography • understand the development of musical styles and genres and their relevance to historical cultures • develop critical skills through to the systematic listening and commenting of specifically chosen musical works or extracts of musical works
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
A study of history of music from the beginnings till the end of the 16th century. Emphasis will be placed on specific topics of the text book: • Introduction: History and history of music • The beginning of music history • The pythagorian calculation of the intervals • Tropus and modus • Teaching about the hexachords: names (claves) and syllables (voces) of the notes • The appearance and development of the early European polyphony • Secular music in the feudal system of the Middle Ages • Ars Antiqua and Ars Nova – The isorhythmic motet • The Mass as a composition • The Roman School of the 16th century – Palestrina • Humanism and music in the Renaissance
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities30.1
Student Assessment
The evaluation takes place at the end of the term with examination on the computer. The examination is divided in two parts: In the first part there are 20 multiple choice questions and each question values 0.5 points (20 x 0.5 = 10). In the second part there are questions of recognition of musical works which can be found in the virtual learning environment of the course (elearning). The correct answer in two questions of recognition of musical works is not rated but it is, however, compulsory because it is a necessary condition in order to consider successful the examination. Examination time: 1 hour.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Δ. Γιάννου: Iστορία της μουσικής – Σύντομη γενική επισκόπηση, τόμος A' (Mέχρι τον 16ο αιώνα). Θεσσαλονίκη, Studio University Press, 1995 [κωδ. 17343].
Additional bibliography for study
• U. Michels: Άτλας της μουσικής, τόμος Α'. Αθήνα, Φ. Νάκας, 1994. • P.J. Burkholder, D.J. Grout & C.V. Palisca: A History of Western Music (8th ed.). New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010. • P.J. Burkholder & C.V. Palisca (επιμ.): Norton Anthology of Western Music (6th ed.): Volume I: Ancient to Baroque. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010.
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