MUSIC 3324

MUSIC 3324

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The vibrant sound of a choir singing against an orchestra has thrilled listeners for centuries. Confronting extremes of human emotion, choral works encourage a complex response in their listeners, inviting us to hear them as universal expressions of joy, love, tragedy, death. Yet what might an eighteenth-century German work about the Crucifixion say to a twentieth-century American response to a lynching? How do we listen to a contemporary work by a woman that confronts life in the new millennium alongside a work written by a man at the dawn of the "modern world" in 1610? Imaginative listening, across historical and stylistic periods, will let us explore the genre, and question music's ability to speak across nation, race, gender, and religion.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

Comments Ability to read music is useful but not essential for this course; interested students without this background are encouraged to contact the instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19785 MUSIC 3324   SEM 101

    • MW Lincoln Hall 124
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Steppler, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person