Score Analysis

Score Analysis
Analysis of representative choral and instrumental works from the Renaissance through contemporary styles.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtWinter odd years, Summer odd years
 ProgramsContaining MUSIC 595
Course Outcomes

Score Analysis

Music 595 is to help you to

- Explore the nature and function of scores of all kinds.

- Answer the question of any score: what does this score tell me about the intended sound and what does it not tell me?

- Learn criteria for identifying style, period, and performance practice of any score.

Score types include:

1. Vocal music: various a capella genres (choral, barbershop, etc.), congregational hymns (including shape-note symbols and tonic sol-fa), Lieder, popular sheet music, folk transcriptions.

2. Instrument-based genres: works for solo instrument, chamber groups, and larger ensembles

3. Alternative uses and adaptations of common-practice notation: lead sheets/fake books, charts/graphs (e.g., Schenker graphs), short scores, piano reductions, transcriptions, various indeterminate notations.

4. Miscellaneous non-common-practice notation. These include tablatures, assorted graphic/pictographic representations, verbal scores, mathematical (e.g., ratio-based) notation.