Stylistic composition

Course Information
TitleΣτυλιστική σύνθεση / Stylistic composition
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013957

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

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses846
Music CompositionCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)846

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
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
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Adequate knowledge of tonal harmony and basic skill in piano
Learning Outcomes
Workshop on stylistic composition. The essential aim of the course is analysis through composition and the practical awareness of the student with historically important musical styles.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Study of historically important musical styles through the analysis of representative works. Analytical approach and understanding of compositional systems and their structural features. Verification of assimilation through the composition of short works in given style. Study of: classicism (variations, sonata form), romanticism (open forms, lied), early 20th century (polymodality, free atonality).
composition, musical style
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of score editing software for the composition of the pieces. Communication with the students through email. Corrections and comments through annotation of electronic documents.
Course Organization
Artistic Workshop260.9
Written assigments501.7
Artistic creation521.7
Student Assessment
The compositions are delivered at the end of the semester, along with their analysis and description. Format: printed score, Finale or Sibelius file.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Music Composition (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Butterworth, Anna (1992). Stylistic Harmony. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Cook, Nicholas (1996). Analysis through Composition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Kostka, Stefan & Payne, Dorothy (2000). Tonal Harmony. McGraw-Hill, Boston. Kostka, Stefan (1999). Materials and Techniques of 20th-century Music. Prentice- Hall, New Jersey. Motte, Diether de la (1976). Harmonielehre. DTV GmbH, München. Schoenberg, Arnold (1967). Fundamentals of Musical Composition. Faber & Faber (στα ελληνικά με το τίτλο «Βασικές αρχές μουσικής σύνθεσης» σε μτφρ. Κ. Νάσου). Berry, Wallace (1966). Form in Music. Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
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