Approved by Faculty Senate.  11/18/02

University Studies Approval:

Department or Program: Music Department

Course Number: 473

Number of Credits: 2

Course Title: Survey of Vocal Literature III (French)

Catalog Description:

Representative French songs of Faure, Duparc, Chausson, Debussy, Poulenc, and others.

Offered alternate years.

A2C2 approved course- yes

Requested Approval: Oral Communication Flag

 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 French vocal literature.

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

a) earn significant course credit through extemporaneous oral presentations; 30% 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
he 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 setting- pre-performance translations, background information, interpretations and other types of speaking relevant
to the music profession.

c) adapt their speaking abilities to field-specific audiences;

Students will learn and be able to use, within oral presentations, terminology and concepts of French melodie, i.e. principal and
secondary composers, poets, major song cycles, the development of the piano, the role of the performer, etc.

 

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.

o 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.

   

Department Contact Person for this course:
Dr. Suzanne Draayer PAC 139
sdraayer@winona. edu

 

Survey of Vocal Literature III - French

MUSIC 473

Fall, 2001

Dr. Suzanne Draayer
PAC 142
sdraayer@winona. edu

 

Course Objectives: 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.

C.) 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:

Representative French songs of Faure, Duparc, Chausson, Debussy, Poulenc, and others. Offered alternate years.

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

Purpose: The purpose of this class is to expose the student to a wide variety of French song, from its beginnings in the songs of
Gounod and Berlioz to the highly developed melodie of Faur~, Debussy, and Pout enc. The poetry of Gautier, Mus set, Lamartine,
Hugo, Verlaine, and others will be discussed. A large portion of the class will be spent listening to representative songs.

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 ofevaluation:

30%        3 tests

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

20%        1 final exam

30%        Oral presentations and discussions on assigned course readings.

 

The Oral Class Presentation should include listening examples and a brief (one paragraph) biography of the composer. The paper
about five typed pages, will be turned in to the professor.

Suggested topics include: Faure's La Bonne Chanson, Debussy's Arieffes Oubli6es or Fetes

Galantes, I or II, Proses Lyriques, Chansons de Bilitis, or Ballades de Fran~rns Villon. Ravel's Histoires naturelles, or song
by the following composers - Poulene, Muhaud, Honneger, Auric, Messisen, Satie. The quality of your work is proportionate to
the amount of time spent on this project. Topics and bibliographies are due September 30. An outline of your topic is due October 14.
Your letter grade will be reduced by one letter if no outline is prepared.

5. Textbooks:

The Interpretation of French Song by Pierre Bernac, Norton Publishers. French Song from Berlioz to Duparc by Frits Noske, Dover Publishers.

 

Test I - The development of the mdIodie, the influence of Schubert and the German Lied, poets and poetry, Berlioz and Gounod.

Test II - Liszt, Bizet, Delibes, Massenet, and Saint-Sae~ns.

Test III - Duparc, Chabrier, Chausson, Faur~

Test IV - Cumulative exam on course material (final)

Schedule:

Week I - 3 - Chapters 1-3, pp.l-158, Noske text. Omit Wagner, David, Reber, Meyerbeer.

Chapter 4, pp.36 - 49, Bernac text. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 4 - Test.

Week 5 - 7 - Chapters 4-5, pp.159 - 254, Noske text. Omit Mass~, Reyer, Lab, Castillon. Chapter 5, pp 50-60, Bernac text.
Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 8- Test.

Week 9-10 - Duparc, Chabrier, Chausson, Faur6, pp. 255 - 296, Noske. Bernac, pp 61-153. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 11 - Test.

Week 12-14 - Debussy, Ravel, Poulene, pp.154-217,240 - 314. Students will be assigned topics to present to the class.

Week 15 - Class Presentations.

 

Final Exam - Test IV.