Renaissance Music Appreciation
Quote: "The man that
hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is
fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils." - William Shakespeare
In this class, we will enjoy listening to, learning about, and discussing Renaissance Music! (We might even do a little singing!)
The student will recognize, understand, and (hopefully) delight in, the widest possible variety of music from the period by:
becoming familiar with recordings of interpretations of representative compositions by contemporary musicians
gaining (biographical, anecdotal) a little knowledge of some of the most significant composers of the period
taking a look at certain facets of period musical culture (compositional history, patronage, musical aesthetics, orality vs. literacy, improvisation, gender and sexuality, performance practice, and authenticity)
Note: Ability to read music, and knowledge of music history and theory, are helpful but not at all required.
Materials: All required materials will be made available in electronic format (MP3 and PDF), obtainable through the instructor.
※On a monthly basis
ThemeSince it is near St. Valentine's day,we give a special class focusing on love.
Title "Love, Lovers, and Love Songs".
The 2 hour class will be divided into 3 short parts, each focusing on a different topic:
I. "Love" in antiquity
II. Famous and infamous examples of "Lovers" in history
III. "Love Songs" for wooing, and otherwise
InstructorRobert Duckworth. Studied and taught Music Composition at universities in America, Europe, and Japan. Current member of Castle Tintagel.
He studied music composition at:
the University of Georgia,
California Institute of Arts,
and Tokyo University of Arts