MUSIC 2115: SURVEY OF MUSIC FROM ANTIQUITY TO c. 1750
CRN #94925--2:30-3:20 MWF--Squires Recital Salon
Fall Semester 2012--Prof. John R. Howell

This page has been updated for Fall 2012.


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COURSE CALENDAR

Page numbers are for the Third Edition of the textbook, example numbers are for the Third Edition of the CD set, and are the CD number plus the track numbers (see the Recordings page).

Please note that the Listening Examples listed below for each Unit and for each Class Meeting are not assignments. They are simply included to coordinate your listening with your reading. It is suggested that you go ahead and listen to each example as it is mentioned in the textbook. However, the actual Listening Assignments for which you will be held responsible in Listening Quizzes will beshown in boldface type on the Recordings page.


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Introductory Unit

(Based on class material and lecture, not the textbook)

Mon Aug 27

Introduction and Orientation
Last day to withdraw w/o financial penalty

Wed Aug 29

How to Listen to Music

Fri Aug 31

Musical Form, Ensembles for Early Music
Last day to add classes before 5 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY UNIT QUIZ available on Scholar from 3:20 today until 11:55 pm Tue Sep 4 (extra credit for all Options)

Unit 1

Prologue and Part One: Antiquity and the Medieval Era (Prologue & Chapters 1-3)

Mon Sep 3

Reading: pp. 2-10
Your E-mail address is due--send to John.Howell@vt.edu
"README" quiz now available on Scholar (All Options, extra credit; complete it before 23:55 Friday)

Complete Introductory Unit Quiz on Scholar before 23:55 Tue Sep 4

Last day to sign up for a Concert Review Due Date of your choice, outside Squires Room 157

Wed Sep 5

Reading: pp. 11-19

Fri Sep 7

Complete Quiz on the "READ ME!" page of Course Rules (All Options; extra credit) before 23:55 on Scholar
Reading: pp. 20-28

Mon Sep 10

LABOR DAY: Classes will meet
Reading: pp. 29-37

Wed Sep 12

Reading: pp. 38-46

Fri Sep 14 Reading: pp. 47-55
Listening: Examples 10-14b
2-paragraph report on concert reviews is due (All Options; extra credit)
Mon Sep 17 Film in Class on Hildegard von Bingen—may not be made up if you miss it
Wed Sep 19
Reading: pp. 56-64

Fri Sep 21


Reading: pp. 65-73
Mon Sep 24

Reading: pp. 74-82

First due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Sep 25 by 23:59:59.

Wed Sep 26

Reading: pp. 83-91

Fri Sep 28

Concentrate on Listening and catch-up day in class

Mon Oct 1

UNIT 1 QUIZ in class (Prologue & Chapters 1-3) (Options 1, 2, 3)

(Note: Lecture will not follow the Unit Quizzes.)

Second due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Oct 2 by 23:59:59.

Unit 2

Part Two: The Age of the Renaissance (Chapters 4-6)

Wed Oct 3

Reading: pp. 92-100

Fri Oct 5

Reading: pp. 101-109

Mon Oct 8

Reading: pp. 110-118

Third due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Oct 9 by 23:59:59.

Wed Oct 10

Reading: pp. 119-127

Fri Oct 12

NO CLASS--"FALL BREAK"--KEEP UP WITH READING & LISTENING

Mon Oct 15

Reading: pp. 128-136

Fourth due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Oct 16 by 23:59:59.

Wed Oct 17

Reading: pp. 137-145

Fri Oct 19

Reading: pp. 146-154

Mon Oct 22

Reading: pp. 155-163

Fifth due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Oct 23 by 23:59:59.

Wed Oct 24

Reading: pp. 164-172

Fri Oct 26 Reading: pp. 173-181
Sun Oct 28

Early Music Ensemble Concert, 3 pm, Squires Recital Salon, Free, Extra Credit

Mon Oct 29

FILM IN CLASS, Renaissance Dance, may not be made up if you miss it.

Sixth due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Oct 25 by 23:59:59.

Wed Oct 31 Reading: pp. 182-185
Fri Nov 2 UNIT 2 QUIZ (in class, Chapters 4-6, All Options)

Unit 3

Part Three: The Baroque Era( Chapters 7-10)

Mon Nov 5

Reading: pp. 186-194

Seventh due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Nov 6 by 23:59:59.

Wed Nov 7

Reading: pp. 195-203

Fri Nov 9

Reading: pp. 204-212

Mon Nov 12

Reading: pp. 213-221

Eighth due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Nov 13 by 23:59:59

Wed Nov 14

Reading: pp. 222-230

Fri Nov 16

Reading: pp. 231-239

CLASS WILL MEET! Break starts after the last class today!

**********Thanksgiving Break**********

Mon Nov 26

Reading: pp. 240-248

Ninth due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Nov 27 by 23:59:59


Wed Nov 28

Reading: pp. 249-258

Fri Nov 30

Reading: pp. 259-266

Mon Dec 3

Reading: pp. 267-273

Tenth and last due date for Concert Reviews/Papers is Tue Dec 4by 23:59:59

Wed Dec 5

Reading: pp. 274-282

Fri Dec 7 Reading: 282-287
Mon Dec 5 UNIT 3 QUIZ (Chapters 9-15)(All Options)
Note: For anyone whose schedule makes this time difficult, there will be an alternate time Friday, Dec 7, probably 6:00 pm.
Wed Dec 7 REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

Sat Dec 15

No-hassle Optional Final Exam Time (All Options):
10:00 am-12:00 pm, Squires Salon (Subject to Change, so double check!)

Mon Dec 17

Scheduled Final Exam Time (All Options):
10:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m., Squires Salon


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