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MUSC0131

Everything a cappella

Everything a cappella! Unaccompanied Vocal Music, Medieval to Modern
The phenomenon of the a cappella group is, surprisingly enough, not one that developed on New England's liberal arts college campuses. From royal court entertainment to a few guys on the corner, vocal ensembles have sung about the important things in life for several centuries. In this course we will explore music for unaccompanied vocal groups of different time periods, places and cultures. Students will listen to, study, and experience a cappella music to develop understanding about its inspiration, function, and performance. Why voices-only, and why is a cappella always "in"? (Music reading ability is helpful but not required.) 3 hrs lect./disc.
Subject:
Music
Department:
Music
Division:
Arts
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART

Sections

Spring 2010

MUSC0131A-S10 Lecture (Buettner)

Spring 2009

MUSC0131A-S09 Lecture (Buettner)
MUSC0131B-S09 Lecture (Buettner)

Spring 2008

MUSC0131A-S08 Lecture (Buettner)