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MU315 – Music History I

From Gregorian Chant notation to Bach, students in Music History 1 explore the ancient and medieval worlds of music. By studying such a wide array of musical styles, students in Richard Agee's class learn how to truly listen to a piece.

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Professor Richard Agee email

In Music History I, students explore a wide scope of music, ranging from that of ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Baroque. This course is a careful examination of music and music theory from classical antiquity through the middle of the eighteenth century. Taught by Professor Richard Agee who has published a book, The Gardano Music Printing Firms, 1569-1611, as well as many articles and musical editions. In this class, students will learn about how to write about music, the development of musical style, and music across the world. The course begins with The Troubadours, Trouvères, and Minnesingers, and ends with Bach’s Passions and the Mass in B Minor and an introduction to pre-Classical style in Italy and Spain.

Prerequisite: (Writing in the Discipline)