21M.302 Harmony and Counterpoint II

Spring 2005

Mozart singing his requiem.

Mozart singing his requiem. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-69168 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features examples of student work.

Course Description

In this subject, we explore the harmonic, melodic, and formal practices of western music, principally the so-called "Classical" idiom of central Europe, ca. 1750-1825. Topics include a quick review of material covered in 21M.301, chromatic harmony (viio7, bII6, and chords of the augmented sixth), and chromatic modulation; lecture study and discussion are complemented by work in the keyboard laboratory and sight-singing laboratory. All areas of study will be integrated in a semester-long project of composing a theme and two variations in Classical style.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Media player software, such as QuickTime®Player, RealOne™ Player, or Windows Media®Player, is required to run the .mp3 files found in this course.

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Prof. Brian Robison

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Sight-Singing Laboratory:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Keyboard Laboratory:
One session / week
1 hour / session