MUSC10278 - History of Western Art Music 1
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will study the history and cultural development of western art music in the 17th and 18th centuries. Your studies will focus on prominent musicians, composers and their repertoire; important forms and instruments; aural characteristics of the music, as well as the technological, sociological and political events that influenced musical trends during this period.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

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Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 25%
4. Written Assessment 25%

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The course fulfils all requirements. Email The course will be reviewed at the end of Term 2.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the important musical, structural and aural characteristics of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries
  2. Describe the contribution of significant composers and musicians to the development of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries
  3. Contextualise the principal stylistic trends of western art music within the important social and political movements of the 17th and 18th centuries

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment          
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Written Assessment          
4 - Written Assessment          

Prescribed Textbooks

A History of Western Art Music
Author/s: Burkholder, J.P., Grout, D.J., Palisca, C.V. Year: 2014
Edition: 9th Publisher: W.W. Norton
City: New York
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: Students may purchase any published version of this book: paperback, hardcover or Ebook.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorNicole Thomson (n.thomson@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Topic 1

Week 2 13-03-2017

Topic 2

Week 3 20-03-2017

Topic 2

Week 4 27-03-2017

Topic 4


Week 5 03-04-2017

Topic 4

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Topic 5

Worksheets 1 and 2 Due Tuesday (18 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Topic 6

Week 8 01-05-2017

Topic 7

Research Assignment 1 Due Monday (01 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Topic 7

Week 10 15-05-2017

Topic 8

Week 11 22-05-2017

Topic 8

Week 12 29-05-2017

Topic 9

Worksheets 3 and 4 Due Monday (29 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017
Research Assignment 2 Due Monday (12 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Worksheets 1 and 2
Task Description

Worksheet 1:

Due Date: Friday 31st March 2017

Length: 600-700 words

  • Compare the music of the Protestant church and the music of the Roman Catholic church written in the early 1600s by providing an overview of the religious compositions of 2 composers, one from the Protestant tradition and one from the Roman Catholic tradition.
  • Discuss the types of religious music composed by these composers, its purpose, and the musical groupings required to perform these compositions.
  • Provide excerpts from musical scores to support your discussion.

Worksheet 2:

Due Date: Tuesday 18th April 2017

Length: 600-700 words

Dance music in the 1600s

  • Compare the different components of the Baroque dance suite as it was commonly used in at least two different European countries.
  • Outline the roots and development of music for two different dances that became part of the Baroque period dance suite.
  • For what instruments/groupings were Baroque dance suites composed?
  • Provide relevant excerpts from music scores to illustrate your discussion.


Assessment Due Date Week 6 Tuesday (18-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Due dates for worksheets are included in the Task Description for this assessment item.
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
7-14 days after the submission of worksheets
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria are as follows:

  • Clear introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • Accuracy of information provided (30%)
  • Ability to synthesise information in a precise and relevant manner (30%)
  • Inclusion of relevant music score examples (10%)
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and clear lay-out (10%)
  • Correct use of APA style for the in-text referencing and reference list (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit through Moodle Site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the important musical, structural and aural characteristics of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

2. Describe the contribution of significant composers and musicians to the development of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

3. Contextualise the principal stylistic trends of western art music within the important social and political movements of the 17th and 18th centuries

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Research Assignment 1
Task Description

The legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi had a great influence on Johann Sebastian Bach

Task:

  • Write an assignment that compares their styles of composition.
  • Include the following:
    • Social, economic and cultural influences that may have effected their works
    • The forms of music in which they wrote
    • The direct influence that Vivaldi had on Bach’s compositional styles.
    • Chose one work from each composer of the same genre (suite, concerto, sonata, etc) and compare their compositional styles and harmonic devices.
    • Draw conclusions as to why Bach’s influence on later generations of composers had more influence than that of Vivaldi.
    • Conclude with a summary of the musical inheritance that each of the two composers left to their respective following generation of musicians.
    • Include primary source material where possible.
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria
  • Clear introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • Accuracy of information and depth of treatment of the topic (25%)
  • Detailed discussion on the music with relevant music examples provided (30%)
  • Ability to write clearly and logically (15%)
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and clear lay-out (10%)
  • Correct use of APA style for the in-text referencing and reference list (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit through the Moodle site

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the important musical, structural and aural characteristics of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

2. Describe the contribution of significant composers and musicians to the development of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

3. Contextualise the principal stylistic trends of western art music within the important social and political movements of the 17th and 18th centuries

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Worksheets 3 and 4
Task Description

Worksheet 3:

Due Date: Monday 15th May 2017

Length: 600-700 words

The development of opera from the Baroque period to the Classical period

  • What were some of the reforms Gluck introduced to Baroque opera, and why did he feel these were necessary?
  • How did Pergolesi's opera La Serva Padrona differ from the opera seria in the Baroque period?
  • How did Mozart's comic operas challenge political and social norms of his time?
  • Provide specific examples and excerpts from music scores to illustrate your discussion.

Worksheet 4:

Due Date: Monday 29th May 2017

Length: 600-700 words

The development of the classical symphony
  • Discuss the way the Baroque suite evolved into the classical symphony, with specific examples by various composers from both periods.
  • Describe the form of the classical symphony, and each of the movements, as developed by Haydn and Mozart.
  • Describe the changes in the orchestra from the Baroque period (orchestral works by J.S. Bach) to the classical period (orchestral works of Haydn and Mozart).
  • Include excerpts from relevant music scores to illustrate your discussion.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Due dates for worksheets are included in the Task Description for this assessment item.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
7-14 days after the submission of worksheets
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria are as follows:

  • Clear introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • Accuracy of information provided (30%)
  • Ability to synthesise information in a precise and relevant manner (30%)
  • Inclusion of relevant music score examples (10%)
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and clear lay-out (10%)
  • Correct use of APA style for the in-text referencing and reference list (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit online through the Moodle website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the important musical, structural and aural characteristics of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

2. Describe the contribution of significant composers and musicians to the development of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

3. Contextualise the principal stylistic trends of western art music within the important social and political movements of the 17th and 18th centuries

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Research Assignment 2
Task Description

Patronage in Music

Most composers in the 18th century relied on the patronage of either aristocrats, wealthy merchants or the church to survive financially.

Choose three composers of the classical period and compare:

  • Their differing levels and conditions of patronage (ie whether they were employed full-time, on a commission basis, etc);
  • How this method of employment benefited or restrained their artistic outputs;
  • How each of them managed their compositional outputs in regard to the obligations of patronage;
  • The types of compositions that they produced and how patronage influenced this output;
  • Include music score excerpts from their works to illustrate the points of your discussion.

Also include in your assignment some research background on the patrons themselves and the reasons for them engaging the composers.

Make sure that this assignment is not simply an historical research document, but a COMPARISON between the composers and their creative works influenced by the system of patronage.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Monday (12-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria are as follows:

  • Clear introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • Accuracy of information and depth of treatment of the topic (25%)
  • Detailed discussion on the music with relevant music examples provided (30%)
  • Ability to write clearly and logically (15%)
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and clear lay-out (10%)
  • Correct use of APA style for the in-text referencing and reference list (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit online through the Moodle website.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the important musical, structural and aural characteristics of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

2. Describe the contribution of significant composers and musicians to the development of western art music of the 17th and 18th centuries

3. Contextualise the principal stylistic trends of western art music within the important social and political movements of the 17th and 18th centuries

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy




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