History of Music – 4 – Best Deemed University in Chennai
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HISTORY OF MUSIC – 4 4 0 0 4
STUDY OF GALANT MUSIC PERIOD AND CLASSICAL PERIOD

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The Galant music period and Classical Period of Western Music will be dealt with.

UNIT 1                                          12
Galant Music, Baroque Classical Transition,Characteristic features of Classical period,sonata trio and String quartet
UNIT 2                                         12
Symphony, Solo concerto, Songs for a singer and piano, Choral works, Opera
UNIT 3                                          12
Comic Opera, Orchestration, Musical Development, History of Sonata form, Theme and Cadences
UNIT 4                                         12

Strings – Violin / Viola /Cello /Double bass /guitar
Woodwinds – Basset clarinet / Basset horn /Clarinette d’amour /Clarinet /Chalumeau /Classical flute /Oboe /Bassoon /Contrabassoon /Cor anglais
Keyboards – Clavichord / Harpsichord /Spinet /Fortepiano /Organ
Brasses – Buccin / Ophicleide /Natural trumpet /Natural horn /Trombone /Post horn /Cornet Percussion – Drum / Timpani /Cymbals /Bass drum /Snare drum

UNIT 5                                         12

Study of selected composers and their works : Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Luigi Boccherini, Johann Christian Bach ,Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and ,Christoph Willibald Gluck
Listening sessions wherever possible

Total:                                              60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,

CO-1: Get an outline knowledge of the ccharacteristic features of music of the Galant and Classical period

CO-2: Get an outline knowledge of the symphony, Solo concerto,Songs for a singer and piano,Choral works, Opera

CO-3: Appreciate the Comic Opera, Orchestration and Musical Development of the Era

CO-4: Understand the instruments used in the Galant and Classical Era

CO-5: Understand the importance of various composers of the Era who made a mark in history

TEXT BOOK:

Music in the Galant style by Robert O
Source Reading in Music History from Classical Antiquity through the Romantic Era, by
W. Oliver Strunk, ISBN 0393037525

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