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1 Contents Music Autumn Semester Spring Semester Full Year

2 Music This edition of the University of Nottingham Catalogue of Modules went to press on 7th September It was derived from information held on the database. The Catalogue is also published on the Web at Circumstances may arise which cause a module to be modified or withdrawn and the database will be updated to reflect this. Thus, if you find a discrepancy between the information printed here and that published on the Web, you should regard the latter as definitive.

3 Autumn Semester Level 1 W31A12 Critical Thinking I Credits 10 Level 1 Available to JYA/Erasmus students, but must contact module convenor before registering. Description This module has two principal objectives: first, to cultivate important skills in reading and writing about music; second, to assess some fundamental questions about music and musical experience. The first half of the module will consider reasons for and against writing about music, and develop skills in critical reading, referencing texts and structuring an argument. The second half will explore what music is for, how different people listen to and judge it, and the status of knowledge about it. One 1.5 hour lecture per week; one 1-hour seminar per student per fortnight. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study - 80 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (35%) Test (30%) Coursework 2 (35%) Convenor Dr RC Adlington One 1200 word essay One class test. One 1200 word essay W31A27 Elements of Music Credits 20 Level 1 Not available to students outside the Music Department. Description This module will introduce the student to fundamental elements of music theory and harmony. Through small-group teaching and weekly exercises, students will gain competence in harmony, counterpoint, figured bass realisation, key-and chord recognition and musical transcription. Focusing on music c , this module aims to prepare students for W31A28, Interpreting Tonal Music. One 1.5-hour seminar per week plus 185 hours of individual study. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (20%) Coursework 2 (20%) Inclass Exam 1 (30%) Inclass Exam 2 (30%) Convenor Dr N Nielsen A selection of written exercises. A selection of written exercises. one 1-hour class test one 1-hour class test

4 W31A30 Introduction to Early Music Credits 10 Level 1 Available to JYA/Erasmus students, but must contact module convenor before registering. Description This module surveys some of the main developments in western music of the period ca , viewing them in the context of the life, thought and culture of the medieval and renaissance periods. The work of individual composers, and the evolution of historically important genres and techniques, will be investigated through a series of concise case studies and examples. The module is intended to promote a lively aesthetic and critical approach to early music, and also to show its relevance to later repertories and styles. One 1.5-hr lecture each week; one 1-hr seminar per student each fortnight. 20 hours of classes, 80 hours of private study. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (70%) Presentation 1 (15%) Inclass Exam 1 (15%) Convenor Professor PA Wright W31A31 2,000-2,200 word essay minute group presentation minute class test Opera Credits 10 Level 1 Available to JYA/Erasmus students, but must contact module convenor before registering. Description This module explores the development of opera from around 1600 to the present day. We will focus on some key works of the repertoire, as well as less familiar works, and examine the musical, cultural and social contexts in which opera has been created and received. One 1-hour lectue each week; one 1-hour seminar per student per fortnight, alternating with 1.5-hour screening. Breakdown of hours: classes - 21 hours; individual study - 79 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (70%) Inclass Exam 1 (30%) Convenor Dr S Hibberd word essay 1hr in-class exam Level 2 W32C11 Performance II Honours Music students Exchange students: home institution is required to pay for instrumental/vocal lessons. Description This module offers opportunity for intensive development of performing skills. Students receive regular individual lessons with their assigned practical music teacher, with whom they agree a corpus of works to be studied. Performers may elect at the start of the module (and with the agreement of their teachers and the module convener) to be examined as duos, trios or quartets rather than as individual candidates. The recital (see assessment), should usually include item(s) selected from the appropriate syllabus of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (this is available for consultation at ( Instrumental recital: one item at DipABRSM level. Vocal recital: two items at DipABRSM level. For further information see Music Department Undergraduate Handbook (available at e/intro.aspx). Practical Workshop Workshop 9 x 1 hr private tuition (plus plenary sessions, professional workshop(s), pilates sessions and group workshops organised by students and teachers; plus individual practice). Typical contact time: 15hrs in total. Type Practical (100%) One public recital lasting minutes. Convenor Mr PH Weller

5 W32C17 Creative Orchestration Description This module offers a detailed investigation into the creative potential of present-day orchestral instruments and the specific notational requirements of contemporary composition. The close study of compositional and notational techniques within masterworks of the twentieth century is fundamental to this module. The relationship between full-score and instrumental part is also illuminated. One 2-hour class per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours: Individual study- 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (30%) Coursework 2 (30%) Coursework 3 (20%) Coursework 4 (20%) Convenor Dr N Sackman 1 orchestration of piano music (supplied), computer- notated using Sibelius. 1 orchestration of piano music (supplied), computer- notated using Sibelius. A composition of a song for voice and ensemble, computer notated using Sibelius. A composition of a song for voice and ensemble, computer notated using Sibelius. W32C27 Creative Orchestration Credits 10 Level 2 Description This module offers a detailed investigation into the creative potential of present-day orchestral instruments and the specific notational requirements of contemporary composition. The close study of compositional and notational techniques within masterworks of the twentieth century is fundamental to this module. The relationship between full-score and instrumental part is also illuminated. One 2-hour class per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours: Individual study- 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (60%) Coursework 2 (40%) Convenor Dr N Sackman W32F26 One orchestration of piano music (supplied), weighted at 60% (computer-notated using Sibelius). One song-composition for voice and ensemble weighted at 40% (computer-notated using Sibelius). Description This module provides an introduction to the intellectual methods and approaches of the Level 3 Research. The subject/s offered by members of staff may vary from year to year. A student prepares normally one research paper within the field of study and is required to present his or her findings formally to the group and to take part in open discussion on those findings. It is expected that a student will contribute to general in-class debate and to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour class weekly - 20 hours; individual study 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) Submission of one 4, word research paper based on a presentation given to the class. Convenor Dr N Baragwanath

6 W32F27 Description This module provides an introduction to the methods and approaches appropriate to a research seminar. The subject/s offered by members of staff may vary from year to year. A student prepares normally one research paper within the field of study and is required to present his or her findings formally to the group and to take part in open discussion on those findings. It is expected that a student will contribute to general debate and to the discussion following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour class weekly - 20 hours; individual study 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor Submission of one 4, word research paper based on a presentation given to the class. W32F30 Approaches to Popular Music Description The module aims to provide a ground in approaches to thinking and writing about popular music critically, with some theoretical and musicological background in musical, historical, and cultural issues. It will cover a variety of general approaches and perspectives, as well as exploring key issues in relation to featured songs, videos, and case studies. More broadly, it aims (i) to give students a sense of the richness and diversity of the theoretical approaches to popular music of the Anglophone world, while exploring common links and themes; (ii) to ask fundamental questions about the social location of popular musics and their role in forming and responding to social practices; and (iii) to explore, where appropriate, connections with other cultural traditions and artistic media. Breakdown of hours: classes - 15 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Presentation 1 (20%) Inclass Exam 1 (30%) Inclass Exam 2 (50%) Convenor Professor AP Krims class presentation one 1-hour inclass test final 1.5- hour inclass test

7 W32F51 Approaches to Popular Music Credits 10 Level 2 Description The module aims to provide a ground in approaches to thinking and writing about popular music critically, with some theoretical and musicological background in musical, historical, and cultural issues. It will cover a variety of general approaches and perspectives, as well as exploring key issues in relation to featured songs, videos, and case studies. More broadly, it aims (i) to give students a sense of the richness and diversity of the theoretical approaches to popular music of the Anglophone world, while exploring common links and themes; (ii) to ask fundamental questions about the social location of popular musics and their role in forming and responding to social practices; and (iii) to explore, where appropriate, connections with other cultural traditions and artistic media. Breakdown of hours: classes - 15 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Inclass Exam 1 (40%) Inclass Exam 2 (60%) Convenor Professor AP Krims W32H25 one 1-hour inclass test Final, 1.5- hour inclass test Twentieth-Century Studies Description This module examines aspects of style and structure in a wide variety of twentieth-century classical music. Topics to be considered may include post-tonal harmony, serial thought, block form, and new concepts of rhythm and texture. Both analytical and critical approaches to these topics will be explored, within and outside the context of specific works important in the twentieth-century repertoire. One 1-hour seminar per week plus one 1.5-hour lecture. Breakdown of hours: classes - 25 hours; individual study 175 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (40%) Coursework 2 (40%) Presentation 1 (20%) Convenor one 2,000-2,200 word assignment one 2,000-2,200 word assignment one group presentation W32H27 Music, Power and Desire at the Renaissance Courts Description Music played a central role in the courtly cultures of Renaissance Europe (ca ). The world of the prince and his courtiers was one of complex and shifting power relations, frequent armed conflict, and an intricate system of social interaction founded on a heady mix of repression and eroticism. This module will introduce a range of key musical figures including Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, Tromboncino, Willaert and Marenzio and a range of prominent styles and genres including the mass, motet, chanson, frottola and madrigal whilst locating them within this courtly background. It will also draw on appropriate written and visual sources from the period, including specialist music theory (Gafori, Tinctoris...), courtly conduct manuals (Cortese, Castiglione...), palace decoration (Mantegna, Titian...) and influential poetry and literature (Petrarch, Bembo...). Breakdown of hours: weekly 1.5hr lecture and 1hr seminar - 25 hours; individual study 175 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Exam 1 (30%) Coursework 1 (60%) Presentation 1 (10%) Convenor One 1 hour examination. One 3,000-3,500 word essay. One 15 minute conference -style individual presentation

8 W32H55 Twentieth-Century Studies Credits 10 Level 2 Description This module examines aspects of style and structure in a wide variety of twentieth-century classical music. Topics to be considered may include post-tonal harmony, serial thought, block form, and new concepts of rhythm and texture. Both analytical and critical approaches to these topics will be explored, within and outside the context of specific works important in the twentieth-century repertoire. One 1-hour seminar per week plus one 1.5-hour lecture. Breakdown of hours: classes - 25 hours; individual study 75 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (80%) Presentation 1 (20%) Convenor one 2,000-2,200 word assignment one group presentation W32M10 Critical Thinking II Description This module develops awareness of and interest in a variety of broadly based critical and investigative topics that go beyond the orthodoxies of chronological history and technical/stylistic commentary. The aim is to enable students to see music not just as a self-sufficient artistic and intellectual tradition but also as an activity that is embedded in social-cultural contexts and informed by their values and attitudes. Important critical issues, embracing ethical and philosophical ideas as they relate to music, as well as a range of aesthetic and interpretive questions, will be addressed in a theoretical and a practical way. To this effect, the module will be structured around the in-depth consideration of a series of concrete historical examples and case studies. Critical problems are studied through familiarity with major works which embody those very problems. The module will include discussion of the issues raised, based on materials and arguments put forward in lectures and in student presentations. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of skills in critical argument and communication. 1.5hr lecture + 1hr seminar per fortnight (class divided into three for the latter) Breakdown of hours: Classes - 20 hours; individual study- 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Exam 1 (60%) One 1.5-hour examination. Coursework 1 (30%) One written assignment words Presentation 1 (10%) One presentation with submitted presentation materials and report. Convenor Mr PH Weller

9 Level 3 W33C10 Composition I Prerequisite Code W32C15 Title Portfolio of Compositions W32C17 Creative Orchestration Description This module and its co-requisite offer the opportunity to develop creative ability and technical skill in composition to an advanced level. Individuality of compositional voice is encouraged in a project or programme of projects agreed between the module teacher and each student. Tutorial One 1-hour consultative tutorial per week, or as arranged. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (80%) Coursework 2 (20%) Convenor Dr N Sackman One fully-notated compostion of at least 6 minutes, for a mixed ensemble of at least six players, will be presented as a live performance in the Djanology Recital Hall in December An explanatory programme note must be provided. One 1,000-word critical self evaluation of the Semester 1 preparation/ composition/ rehearsal/ performance process. W33C12 Performance IV Honours Music students Exchange students: home institution is required to pay for instrumental/vocal lessons. Prerequisite Code W32C11 Title Performance II W32C12 Performance III Description This module offers opportunity for intensive development of performing skills to a professional standard. Students receive regular individual lessons with their assigned practical music teacher, with whom they agree a corpus of works to be studied. Performers may elect at the start of the module (and with the agreement of their teachers and the module convener) to be examined as duos, trios or quartets rather than as individual candidates. The recital (see assessment), should usually include item(s) selected from the appropriate syllabus of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (this is available for consultation at ( Instrumental recital: one item at LRSM level. Vocal recital: two items at LRSM level. For further information see Music Department Undergraduate Handbook (available at e/intro.aspx). Practical Workshop Workshop 10 x 1 hr private tuition (plus plenary sessions, professional workshop(s), pilates sessions and group workshops organised by students and teachers; plus individual practice). Typical contact time: 16hrs in total. Type Practical (100%) One public recital lasting minutes. Convenor Mr PH Weller

10 W33P16 Analysing Tonal Music Not more than 16 students can be admitted to this module. Prerequisite Completion of Year 2 Music honours course Code W31A27 Title Elements of Music W31A28 Interpreting Tonal Music Description This module is intended to develop a sophisticated understanding of Schenkerian analytical techniques and their application with reference to tonal music from the period Classes will consist of the discussion of analyses of selected works from the critical literature, plus training in Schenkerian notation. Breakdown of hours: classes - 15 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor Dr N Baragwanath Portfolio of exercises equivalent to 5,500-6,500 words W33P18 Advanced Notation, Transcribing and Editing Prerequisite Code W32F38 Title Notation,Transcribing and Editing Description This module provides students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of the notation of medieval and renaissance ensemble music and the sources in which it occurs, and further develop their skills in transcribing and editing. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes 20 hours; individual study 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (50%) Assignment equivalent to approx. 3,000 words Coursework 2 (50%) Assignment equivalent to approx. 3,000 words Convenor Professor PA Wright W33S12 Research A Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) One 5,500-6,500 word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) given to the class. Convenor Professor AP Krims

11 W33S14 Research B Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor W33S16 One 5,500-6,500 word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) given to the class. Sound Technology and Recording Description This module focuses on live-recording technology -- principles of microphone design and usage, mixing-console operation, and detailed technical understanding of recording formats (analogue and digital). Students undertake the recording of public concerts in the University. One 2-hour class per week and advice as required. Breakdown of hours: Classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor Dr N Sackman Submission of 5 edited master-recordings. W33S22 Research A (MA) Credits 30 Level 3 Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (70%) One 5,500-6,500 word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) given to the class. Coursework 2 (30%) One 2,300-2,500 word essay or equivalent Convenor Professor AP Krims

12 W33S24 Research B (MA) Credits 30 Level 3 Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (70%) Coursework 2 (30%) Convenor Dr N Nielsen One 5,500-6,500 word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) given to the class. One 2,300-2,500 word essay or equivalent Spring Semester Level 1 W31A22 Innovation in 20th-century Music Credits 10 Level 1 Available to JYA/Erasmus students, but must contact module convenor before registering. Description This module provides an introduction to some of the most significant developments in 20th-century classical music, with particular emphasis on the breakdown of traditional tonality, and the subsequent alternatives to it, through the close study of a group of seminal compositions. Breakdown of hours: classes - 15 hours of lectures, 10 hours of seminars, 75 hours of individual study. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (40%) Coursework 2 (60%) Convenor Dr N Sackman weekly worksheets one essay

13 W31A24 Performance I Credits 10 Level 1 Honours Music students and Exchange students only May be taken only in Year 1 Exchange students: home institution is required to pay for instrumental/vocal lessons. Description Students receive instrumental or vocal lessons (including guidance on performance-related issues). The recital (see assessment), should usually include item(s) selected from the appropriate syllabus of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (this is available for consultation at ( Instrumental recital: one item at DipABRSM level. Vocal recital: two items at DipABRSM level. For further information see Music Department Undergraduate Handbook (available at e/intro.aspx). Practical Workshop Workshop 14 x 1 hr private tuition (plus plenary sessions, professional workshop(s), pilates sessions and group workshops organised by students and teachers; plus individual practice). Typical contact time: 22 hrs in total. Type Practical (100%) One public recital lasting minutes in the Spring semester. Convenor Mr PH Weller W31A28 Interpreting Tonal Music Credits 20 Level 1 Available to JYA/Erasmus students, but must contact module convenor before registering. Description A series of case studies drawn from the repertoire c , intended to develop a critical understanding of the fundamental elements of tonal music in its historical context. Students will consider issues of genre, form, cadential structure, harmony, motivic development, figured bass, register, texture, articulation, ornamentation, tempo, dynamics, mood, topic and character, as well as current issues in historical interpretation (such as microhistory vs. the canon, music as a form of cultural practice, notions of style and periodisation). The module will also include an introduction to the basic concepts of layered reductive analysis (diminutions and voice-leading). The emphasis is twofold: on gaining greater familiarity with repertoire, and on developing a basic grounding in the technical components of music through analytical enquiry. Breakdown of hours: classes - 25 hours of lectures and seminars; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (60%) Inclass Exam 1 (40%) Convenor Dr N Baragwanath One essay of words One 1-hour inclass exam

14 W31A35 Listening to Tonal Music Credits 10 Level 1 Available to JYA/Erasmus students, but must contact module convenor before registering. Description This module introduces students to the style of tonal art music, from the high Baroque period to the early Romantic era. It focuses on developing aural familiarity with tonal style in a number of different genres such as keyboard sonatas and suites, string quartets, symphonies, concerti, and vocal music; and it aims to enable students to recognise historical stylistic differences among styles and genres. Students will be expected to do regular weekly listening outside of class and develop their aural familiarity with a range of styles across the roughly one-hundred-year span of canonical tonal music. Special attention will be paid to Baroque suites, sonatas, concerti, and vocal music; classical sonatas and their Romantic variations; sonata-form and binary-form-related genres like string quartets and symphonies; vocal music; concerti; and the extended forms that developed in the early nineteenth-century. One 1.5 -hour lecture per week and one 1-hour seminar fortnightly. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study - 80 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Test (60%) Inclass Exam 1 (10%) Inclass Exam 2 (10%) Inclass Exam 3 (10%) Inclass Exam 4 (10%) Convenor Professor AP Krims One 90-minute in-class test 20-minute in-class unannounced quiz 20-minute in-class unannounced quiz. 20-minute in-class unannounced quiz. 20-minute in-class unannounced quiz. W31C01 Writing Music Credits 10 Level 1 First-year honours students in Music only. Description The module explores the relationship between musical raw materials and the realisation of their creative potential by examining a wide range of compositional techniques and musical styles. Topics include musical textures and forms, scales, basic serial techniques, and contrasting harmonic idioms. One 1-hr lecture each week; four 1-hour seminars in alternate weeks. Two 15-minute individual consultative tutorials, held in weeks 8 and 10, or as arranged. Breakdown of hours: classes 14.5 hours; individual study 85 hours. Type Coursework 1 (10%) Completion of a melodic line Coursework 2 (10%) Contrapuntal treatment of theme in 3 parts Coursework 3 (10%) Harmonize given melody in two ways Coursework 4 (20%) Coursework 5 (50%) Convenor Professor MJ Cooke 600-word outline plan of piece on a theme One 2-minute composition

15 Level 2 W32C12 Performance III Honours Music students Exchange students: home institution is required to pay for instrumental/vocal lessons. Prerequisite Code W32C11 Title Performance II Description This module offers opportunity for intensive development of performing skills. Students receive regular individual lessons with their assigned practical music teacher, with whom they agree a corpus of works to be studied. Performers may elect at the start of the module (and with the agreement of their teachers and the module convener) to be examined as duos, trios or quartets rather than as individual candidates. The recital (see assessment), should usually include item(s) selected from the appropriate syllabus of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (this is available for consultation at ( Instrumental recital: two items at DipABRSM level. Vocal recital: three items at DipABRSM level. For further information see Music Department Undergraduate Handbook (available at e/intro.aspx). Practical Workshop Workshop 9 x 1 hr private tuition (plus plenary sessions, professional workshop(s), pilates sessions and group workshops organised by students and teachers; plus individual practice). Typical contact time: 15hrs in total. Type Practical (100%) One public recital lasting minutes. Convenor Mr PH Weller W32C15 Portfolio of Compositions Prerequisite Code W32C17 Title Creative Orchestration Description This module offers the opportunity to develop compositional expertise and imagination to a high standard. Imaginative, yet appropriately sympathetic writing for instruments and/or voices is required (within an ambitious and expressive art-music framework). Tutorial One 1-hour consultative tutorial per week, or as arranged. Breakdown of hours: classes 10 hours; individual study 190 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (60%) Coursework 2 (40%) Convenor Dr N Sackman 1.A fully-notated free composition (minimum 5 players & lasting more than 4 minutes) presented as a live performance at the end of Semester 2. To be notated using Sibelius. 2.A free composition for piano lasting more than 5 minutes. To be notated using Sibelius.

16 W32F25 Opera and Politics Description This module aims to develop a critical understanding of opera s relation to aesthetic, social, cultural and ideological issues; to establish a familiarity with some key repertory works; and to analyse the approaches of some leading musicologists and modern opera directors. Specifically, we will consider the ambiguity and fluidity of political meanings embedded in individual operas, and examine ways in which political theories might be related to the aesthetic dimension of opera. Themes might include race, nationalism, gender, religion, facism. 1.5hr lecture and screening, and 1hr seminar each week, - 25 hours, private study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (60%) Presentation 1 (20%) Inclass Exam 1 (20%) Convenor Dr S Hibberd W32F31 Please see full module record in the listing. 3,000-3,500 word research paper 15 minute presentation 1.5hr in-class exam Film Music W32F38 Notation,Transcribing and Editing Description This module provides the opportunity for a detailed study of vocal notations of the period , and the acquiring of basic skills in editing and commentary. There are regular assignments involving transcription into modern staff notation in score format. Issues of style and interpretation will be addressed insofar as they relate to the production of a clear and historically informed musical text. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (25%) Assignment equivalent to approx words Coursework 2 (25%) Assignment equivalent to approx words Coursework 3 (25%) Assignment equivalent to approx words Coursework 4 (25%) Assignment equivalent to approx words Convenor Professor PA Wright W32F39 Description This module provides an introduction to the intellectual methods and approaches of the Level 3 Research. The subject/s offered by members of staff may vary from year to year. A student prepares normally one research paper within the field of study and is required to present his or her findings formally to the group and to take part in open discussion on those findings. It is expected that a student will contribute to general in-class debate and to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour class weekly - 20 hours; individual study 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) submmission of one 4,500-5,000 word research paper based on a presentation given to the class Convenor

17 W32F40 Description This module provides an introduction to the intellectual methods and approaches of the Level 3 Research. The subject/s offered by members of staff may vary from year to year. A student prepares normally one research paper within the field of study and is required to present his or her findings formally to the group and to take part in open discussion on those findings. It is expected that a student will contribute to general in-class debate and to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour class weekly - 20 hours; individual study 180 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor W32F50 Submission of one 4,500-5,000 word research paper based on a presentation given to the class Opera and Politics Credits 10 Level 2 Description This module aims to develop a critical understanding of opera s relation to aesthetic, social, cultural and ideological issues; to establish a familiarity with some key repertory works; and to analyse the approaches of some leading musicologists and modern opera directors. Specifically, we will consider the ambiguity and fluidity of political meanings embedded in individual operas, and examine ways in which political theories might be related to the aesthetic dimension of opera. Themes might include race, nationalism, gender, religion, facism. 1.5hr lecture and screening and 1hr seminar each week - 25 hours, private study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (70%) Inclass Exam 1 (30%) Convenor Dr S Hibberd 2,000-2,200 word research paper 1.5hr in-class exam W32F53 Film Music Credits 10 Level 2 Description This module provides an introduction to the various styles of film music developed during the history of cinema, and considers aesthetic and technical issues arising from them. Topics include silent film, early sound film, the golden era of Hollywood, genre characteristics (e.g. film noir, animation, musical comedy, western, science fiction, historical epic, social drama, thriller, horror, war, etc.), trends in European cinema, the use of pre-existing music in film, and jazz/pop soundtracks. In their essays, students are encouraged to apply conclusions drawn from class work to genres of film in which they have a special interest. One 2-hour class per week; one 1hr seminar every fortnight. Breakdown of hours: classes - 30 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (70%) Inclass Exam 1 (30%) Convenor Professor MJ Cooke One 2,000-2,200 word essay One 1.5hr in-class exam

18 W32H36 The Age of Beethoven and Schubert Description The position of Beethoven and Schubert in music history will be examined from a dual perspective: as a continuation of the maturity of the Classical Style and as a point of departure for the Romantic era. But their individuality and their distinctive contributions as creative artists stand at the heart of the module. Their respective biographies will be studied, both psychologically and professionally, in relation to the musical life of the times and their individual creative trajectories. Issues of genre, of stylistic development and formal innovation, of the composer's approach to technical as well as aesthetic and expressive experimentation, and of public reputation, will be addressed. Topics covered may include: The Lied and the song cycle expansion of sonata and symphony development of the piano as solo and accompanimental instrument piano trio and string quartet ethics, idealism, and expressive musical ideology heroism, heroic virtue and the French revolution in relation to music. One lecture per week and one seminar normally weekly, together averaging 2 hours 30 mins. Breakdown of hours : Classes - 25 hours; individual study -175 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Exam 1 (40%) Coursework 1 (40%) Presentation 1 (20%) Convenor Mr PH Weller One 2 hour examination. One 3,000-3,500 word project or essay. One 15 minute presentation W32H40 Music in Germany between the Wars Only a limited number of students can be admitted to this module; available to JYA / Erasmus students. Description This module explores the wide range of music composed and performed during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi Era. This was a period in the history of musical composition and reception that involved both radical freedom (i.e. new methods of composition) and extreme constraint (i.e. anti-semitic musical propaganda). The music will be examined within its own exciting and multifaceted, yet foreboding context (part of which, before the ultimate decline, is known as The Golden Twenties ). We will focus in particular on the social, cultural, political, and aesthetic backdrop against which this music was created and received. Among the artistic movements to be considered are Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit ( New Objectivity ), some of the composers encountered are Strauss, Berg, Weill, Hindemith, Schreker, Korngold and Krenek, and the genres covered include instrumental music, opera, music theatre, popular music, jazz, cabaret, and film music. Weekly 1.5hr lecture, weekly 1hr seminar. Classes 25hrs; private tuition 175 hrs. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (55%) Presentation 1 (20%) Inclass Exam 1 (25%) Convenor Dr N Nielsen 3,000-3,500 word research paper 15-min presentation 1 hr in-class exam

19 W32H50 The Age of Beethoven and Schubert Credits 10 Level 2 Description The position of Beethoven and Schubert in music history will be examined from a dual perspective: as a continuation of the maturity of the Classical Style and as a point of departure for the Romantic era. But their individuality and their distinctive contributions as creative artists stand at the heart of the module. Their respective biographies will be studied, both psychologically and professionally, in relation to the musical life of the times and their individual creative trajectories. Issues of genre, of stylistic development and formal innovation, of the composer's approach to technical as well as aesthetic and expressive experimentation, and of public reputation, will be addressed. Topics covered may include: The Lied and the song cycle expansion of sonata and symphony development of the piano as solo and accompanimental instrument piano trio and string quartet ethics, idealism, and expressive musical ideology heroism, heroic virtue and the French revolution in realtion to music. One lecture per week and one seminar normally weekly, together averaging 2 hours 30 mins. Breakdown of hours : Classes - 25 hours; individual study -175 hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Exam 1 (50%) Coursework 1 (50%) Convenor Mr PH Weller One 2 hour examination. One 2,000-2,200 word project or essay. W32H51 Music in Germany between the Wars Credits 10 Level 2 Only a limited number of students can be admitted to this module; available to JYA / Erasmus students. Description This module explores the wide range of music composed and performed during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi Era. This was a period in the history of musical composition and reception that involved both radical freedom (i.e. new methods of composition) and extreme constraint (i.e. anti-semitic musical propaganda). The music will be examined within its own exciting and multifaceted, yet foreboding context (part of which, before the ultimate decline, is known as The Golden Twenties ). We will focus in particular on the social, cultural, political, and aesthetic backdrop against which this music was created and received. Among the artistic movements to be considered are Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit ( New Objectivity ), some of the composers encountered are Strauss, Berg, Weill, Hindemith, Schreker, Korngold and Krenek, and the genres covered include instrumental music, opera, music theatre, popular music, jazz, cabaret, and film music. Weekly 1.5hr lecture, weekly 1hr seminar. Classes 25hrs; private tuition 175 hrs. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (65%) Inclass Exam 1 (35%) Convenor Dr N Nielsen 2,000-2,200 word research paper 1 hr in-class exam

20 Level 3 W33C11 Composition II Prerequisite Code W32C15 W33C10 Title Portfolio of Compositions Composition I W32C17 Creative Orchestration Description This module completes the project or programme of projects begun under W33C10. The submitted compositions are judged on technical merit and originality. Tutorial One 1-hour consultative tutorial per week, or as arranged. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (25%) Coursework 2 (45%) Coursework 3 (30%) Convenor Dr N Sackman Compostion of a 2-minute String Quartet item for the workshop with the Allegri Quartet. Free-compostion of a 5-minute piece for ensemble. One free orchestration of a piano-piece (supplied). W33C13 Performance V Honours Music students Exchange students: home institution is required to pay for instrumental/vocal lessons. Prerequisite Code W33C12 Title Performance IV Description This module concludes the programme of study initiated in W33C12. Performers may elect at the start of the module (and with the agreement of their teachers and the module convener) to be examined as duos, trios or quartets rather than as individual candidates. The recital (see assessment), should usually include item(s) selected from the appropriate syllabus of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (this is available for consultation at ( Instrumental recital: two items at LRSM level. Vocal recital: three items at LRSM level. For further information see Music Department Undergraduate Handbook (available at e/intro.aspx). Practical Workshop Workshop 10 x 1 hr private tuition (plus plenary sessions, professional workshop(s), pilates sessions and group workshops organised by students and teachers; plus individual practice). Typical contact time: 16hrs in total. Type Practical (100%) One public recital lasting minutes. Convenor Mr PH Weller

21 W33F25 Opera and Politics Only a limited number of students can be admitted to this module; available to JYA / Erasmus students. Description This module aims to develop a critical understanding of opera s relation to aesthetic, social, cultural and ideological issues; to establish a familiarity with some key repertory works; and to analyse the approaches of some leading musicologists and modern opera directors. Specifically, we will consider the ambiguity and fluidity of political meanings embedded in individual operas, and examine ways in which political theories might be related to the aesthetic dimension of opera. Themes might include race, nationalism, gender, religion, facism. s and seminars - 30 hours, private study hours Type Coursework 1 (60%) Presentation 1 (10%) Inclass Exam 1 (30%) Convenor Dr S Hibberd 4,000-4,500 word research paper 15 minute presentation One 1.5-hr in-class test W33P17 Analysis Project Not more than 10 students can normally be admitted to this module. Prerequisite Completion of Year 2 Music honours course. Code W31A27 Title Elements of Music W31A28 Interpreting Tonal Music Description This module offers students an opportunity to explore a broad range of analytical techniques and musical repertoire, especially post-tonal music, via an extended piece of analytical writing. The basis for this module will be individual tuition. s and informal student presentations may also be scheduled, subject to demand and staff availability. is via project submission. Tutorial s or consultative tutorials as arranged. 10 hours of classes, 190 hours of private study. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to discuss coursework with the module convenor. Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor Dr N Baragwanath Analytical project equivalent to 5,500-6,500 words W33P19 Editorial Project Prerequisite Code W33P18 Title Advanced Notation, Transcribing and Editing Description This module offers students the opportunity to prepare a source-based editorial project, to be defined and designed in consultation with the module convenor. The project will normally comprise a critical edition of a corpus of ensemble music drawn from the medieval or renaissance periods. Normally one 1-hour consultative tutorial per fortnight, or as arranged. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) Submission of a project equivalent to 5, words. Convenor Professor PA Wright

22 W33S13 Research C Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to W33S15 Research D Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor Dr RC Adlington 5,500-6,500-word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) given to the class. Type Coursework 1 (100%) Convenor Mr PH Weller One 5,500-6,500 word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) to the class.

23 W33S23 Research C (MA) Credits 30 Level 3 Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours. Two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (70%) Coursework 2 (30%) Convenor Dr RC Adlington 5,500-6,500-word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) given to the class. One 2,300-2,500 word essay or equivalent W33S25 Research D (MA) Credits 30 Level 3 Description This module offers the opportunity to develop individual and group research-skills in a specific field of study. The subject offered may vary from year to year. A student normally prepares one or two research papers on agreed topics within the field of study, and is required to present at least one of these formally to the group, and to take part in discussion of her/his findings. Preparatory work may be required in other topics within the purview of the group, and it is expected that a student will contribute to the discussions following papers presented by other members of the group. One 2-hour seminar per week. Breakdown of hours: classes - 20 hours; individual study hours.two 2-hour drop-in slots will be scheduled for students to Type Coursework 1 (70%) Coursework 2 (30%) Convenor Mr PH Weller One 5,500-6,500 word research paper or equivalent based on a presentation (or presentations) to the class. One 2,300-2,500 word essay or equivalent