The class meets Tuesdays from 3 until 6 pm; all registered students must attend all classes.
Books for the course:
Jan. 14: Tonality. Read Williams, Chapter I. Analyze Copland, Barber, and Menotti materials.
Jan. 21: Serialism. Read Williams, Chapters 2 amd 3.
Jan. 28: Finish with 12-tone and serial; read Williams, Chaps. 4-6. Babbitt, Randall, etc.
February 4: First class on comprehensive comparisons of pitch analysis.
February 11: Second class of comparisons.
Feb. 18: Electronic Music.
February 25: Minimalism and recent experiments.
March 4: Eclecticism and the Revival of Tonality.
March 11: Review and remaining analytical reports.
Notes: Each student will prepare an analytical report on one kind of tonal piece, as well as one kind of serial piece (or 12-tone). In addition, the student will select an electronic, sound mass, or minimal piece to present.
In all, three reports of approximately 3000 words each will be required.
Serialism and 12-Tone.
Sound Mass Music.
Postmodernism, Minimalism, etc.