Approved by Faculty Senate 11/18/02

University Studies Course Approval:

Department or Program: Music Deponent

Course Number: 471

Number of Credits: 2

Course Title: Survey of Vocal Literature I (1talian)

Catalog Description:

Songs and arias of the 17th and 18th centuries, Baroque performance practice. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: MUS 351.

A2C2 Approved Course? Yes

Requested Approval: Oral Communication Flag

Department Contact Person for this course:

 

Dr. Suzanne Draayer PAC 142 sdraayer@winona.edu

This course is designed as a University Studies Course with an Oral Communication Flag. The course objectives and requirements demonstrate that students present extemporaneous oral comments, present a lecture/demonstration on a selected topic, research composers and their style characteristics, and exhibit the conventions of evidence, format, usage and documentation in the field of Italian vocal literature.

 

Description of the Requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to:

a) earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations; 20% of the grade will be determined by oral presentations and discussions on assigned course readings. An additional 20% of the final grade will be determined by the lecture/performance on a composer from a selected list.

b) understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines; Course materials will include oral presentations given in concert settings - pre-performance translations, background information, interpretation, and other types of speaking relevant to the music profession.

c) adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences;

Students will learn and be able to use, within oral presentations, terminology and concepts of Baroque vocal style, i.e., basso continuo, figured bass, embellishments, ornamentation, cadenzas, appoggiaturas, and other types of Baroque ornamentation.

d) receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement;

Both students and professor will prepare written feedback for their peers.

e) make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in their fields; and learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. Students will utilize periodicals, web information, books, recordings and other appropriate materials to validate their research, conclusions, and opinions. They will show evidence of their skills in this area in their oral and written presentations.

f) learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. Students will show evidence of their skills in conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their oral and written presentations.

 

Italian Vocal Literature

Music 471

Spring, 2001

Dr. Suzanne Draayer PAC 142 x 5255

sdraayer®winona.edu

 

This is an Oral Communications flag course in the University Studies program. As such, it includes requirements and learning activities that promote the students' abilities to:

a) earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations;

b) understand the features and types of speaking in their disciplines;

c) adapt their speaking to field-specific audiences;

d) receive appropriate feedback from teachers and peers, including suggestions for improvement;

e) make use of the technologies used for research and speaking in their fields; and learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.

f) learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. Students will show evidence of their skills in conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their oral and written presentations.

 

1. Catalog description:

Songs and arias of the 17th and 18th centuries, Baroque performance practice. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: MUS 351

 

2 Statement of the major focus and objectives of the course:

Purpose: The purpose of this class is to expose the student to some of the beautiful Italian songs and arias of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A large portion of the class will be spent learning performance practice of the time, including Baroque ornamentation, the role of the accompanist, figured bass, tempo and expression in early music, rubato, volume, pitch, bel canto, etc. The student is expected to demonstrate an understanding of Baroque performance practice through discussions, formal and extemporaneous oral presentations, performance and ornamentation of songs and arias of the time.

3.  Basic instructional plan and methods utilized:

Lecture

Group discussion

Audio compact discs

Experiential activities (e.g., oral presentations of required reading and individualized topics)

4. Course requirements and means of evaluation:

20% 2 tests

20% 1 lecture/performance on a composer of your choice from a selected list

20% 2 homework assignments on ornamentation

20% 1 final exam

20% Oral presentations and discussions on assigned course readings

The lecture/performance should include a biography of the composer and the performance of at least two of hi shier songs, with original ornamentation Students will be expected to provide written feedback for their peers. The paper, approximately 10 typed pages, will be turned in to the professor. Select a composer from the following list:

Jacopo Peri, Andrea Falconieri, Francesca Caccini, Gian Giacomo Carissimi, Antonio Cesti, Alessandro Scariatti, Giovanni Bononcini, Antonio Vivaldi, Domenico Scariatti, 0. Pergolesi, Giovanni Paisiello, Antonio Salieri, Giovanni Paisiello, Niccolo Jommelli, George Handel, W. A. Mozart, Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Tosti.

5. Textbooks:

The Interpretation of Early Music, new revised edition, by Robert Doningron. W. W. Norton & Company, 1989. (In the bookstore)

Suggested song collections: Italian Arias of the Baroque and Classical Eras, John Glenn Paton, editor. Alfred Publishing Company, 1994. (At Hardt's Music) Collections of Henry Purcell songs, Vivaldi or Scarlatti collections, Handel arias, Messiah scores, or any Baroque songs you would like to ornament.

Week 1 - Donington text - Introduction, Ch. 1-7, pp.27-86. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 2 &3 - Book 1- Style, Book 2, Accidentals, Part 2, Embellishment, pp.87-119,152-184. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 4 & 5 - Part 2, continued, pp.185-214. Ornamentation, Cadenzas, Appoggiatura. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 6 - Test I - pp.27-214.

Week 7 & 8 - Cli. 15-32, pp.215-372. Ornaments and accompaniment. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 9 & 10 - Ch. 33, pp.375-376, Ch.35-36, pp.382-391. Ch. 38-40, pp.405-434 Tempo, Time signatures, Pulse, Variations of tempo. Cli. 47, pp.470-472, Phrasing.

Week 11 - Ch. 49-51, pp.482-498, Volume, Balance, Accentuation. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class. Homework assignments on ornamentation due!!

Week 12 - Cli. 53-55, pp.505-526. Pitch, Temperament, The Voice. Test II

Week 13 & 14 - Handel's Julius Caesar

Week 15 - lecture/performances

Exam -Wednesday, May 2, 1:O~3:OO