Course: History of Music and Popular Music I

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Course title History of Music and Popular Music I
Course code KHV/DHPP1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Voříšek Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Ancient roots of European music (music and musical instruments of ancient cultures, Greek theory, modal system, practice of Jewish liturgical singing) 2. Gregorian chant (cultural-historical connection, one-voice singing in Christian liturgy, modal system) 3. Secondary level of Gregorian chant (chorale diffusion within Western Europe, origin of secondary level in chorale, principles of tropation) 4. Secular singing of medieval times (folk music, minnesang, troubadour) 5. Polyphony from beginning of 15th century (fundamental sorts of sacred and secular polyphony singing, Notre Dame, ars antiqua, ars nova, Italian trecento) 6. Czech music of medieval times (cloisters as music centres, domestic sources, the oldest relics of Czech music, beginning of polyphony in our county, impact of Hussite movement). 7. Vocal music of High Renaissance (period cultural-historical connection, main forms of sacred and secular vocal polyphony, Franc-Flemish school) 8. Vocal music of High Renaissance - continuation (Palestrina, Venetian school, vocal music of Protestant areas) 9. Instrumental music of High Renaissance, Czech music within period of Renaissance (emancipation and types of instrumental music, Renaissance musical instruments, specifics of Czech area, main personalities) 10. Opera within period of Baroque (period of cultural-historical connection, beginning of opera, Florentine camerata, opera in Italy and main European centeres) 11. Oratorio and temple music within period of Baroque (oratorio - origin and early evolution, catholic and protestant temple music) 12. Instrumental music within period of Baroque (principles of concert, concerto grosso, sonata and chamber music, organ music) 13. Style synthesis in work of J. S. Bach and G. F. Händel 14. Czech music within period of Baroque (specifics of Czech surroundings, prominent institutions and personalities).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The course is divided into three terms. Two terms provide an introduction to the field of classical music from the Euro-American cultural area from its beginnings until the 20th century. The third term is oriented towards the development of pop music linked with aspects of wide historical, cultural and social influences.
Ability to recognize basic historical types of western art music until the baroque era.
Prerequisites
Entrance exam

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Questionnaire

Students obtain credit on the basis of audio test and by this way they demonstrate ability of style and functional categorization of music selection.
Recommended literature
  • Bártová, J. - Zouharová, V. - Schnierer, M.:. Dějiny hudby. Brno, České Budějovice, 1994.
  • BUKOFZER, Manfred:. Hudba v období baroka. Bratislava: Opus, 1986.
  • Černušák, G.:. Dějiny evropské hudby. Praha, 1972.
  • KOUBA, Jan:. ABC hudebních slohů: od raného středověku k W.A. Mozartovi. Praha: Supraphon, 1988.
  • LÉBL, Vladimír a kolektiv.:. Hudba v českých dějinách. Praha: Supraphon.
  • Navrátil, M.:. Nástin vývoje evropské hudby 20. století. Ostrava, 1993.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer