MUS 301

Form and Analysis

An exploration of musical language and form, with emphasis on the primary forms of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and the melodic and harmonic language of music of the twentieth century. Topics include the Baroque dance suite, sonata form, rondo form, continuous and sectional variations, concerto, pitch-class set theory, and twelve-tone operations, with focus on detailed aural and written analysis.

Prerequisites: MUS 202 and 204 or permission of the instructor.