Chant in the West (MCGY3610)

UNIT OF STUDY

Chant was integral to early Christian practices in the western Roman Empire. Following its long history in medieval and later churches, chant from western European repertoires continues to be sung and appreciated today. This course studies aspects of its history and analysis, and introduces the research field of chant and its sources. Students will develop an appreciation of challenges met by performers and researchers working with chant. A class project will enter directly into the world of contemporary chant research.

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Classes

One 2 hr seminar/Week

Assessment

Class research project activity and report (30%), Report on set reading and discussion 800 words (10%), Seminar presentation on essay topic (20%), Essay 2500 words (40%).

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MCGY2611

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