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Course Descriptions—Music History

MUS 217 Music in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque Era (to 1750)

The rise of Western art music from religious and folk traditions; Gregorian chant and early polyphonic genres; the growth of polyphony in mass, motet, and madrigal; early instrumental music; European genres of the 17th and 18th centuries: opera, oratorio, cantata, concerto, suite, sonata, keyboard music. Some emphasis on the music of J.S. Bach.

Credits: 1

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