Methods, problems, and possibilities for recreating the oldest extant body of music in Western Europe, that of the Middle Ages from ca.1000 to ca.1300. By directly confronting musical manuscripts, theoretical treatises, and performance context from the period, students develop their ability to think critically and historically about the music of the past and modern attempts to transcribe it. This course fulfills the requirements of either the 3000-level advanced theory elective or the nontonal repertoire course (not both) for the Major.
From Source to Sound: the Interpretation of Medieval Music
UN1123 Masterpieces of Western Music or BC 1001x or 1002y Introduction to Music, or equivalent, and the ability to read musical notation.