Senior Seminar
Musical Borrowing

Senior Seminar: Musical Borrowing, from Motet to Mash-up
From the late Middle Ages to the present, musicians have created new music by making expressive use of preexisting music. The emerging field of borrowing studies has arisen to account for the many ways musicians can quote or allude to older music to critique, provoke, editorialize, recontextualize, or otherwise defamiliarize the familiar. In this course we will study instances of borrowing in several musical styles, including music of Schubert, Ives, Stravinsky, and Berio, as well as popular music of Tin Pan Alley, bebop, and hip-hop. All music majors are expected to take this course in the fall of their senior year. 3 hrs. sem.
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MUSC 0400

All Sections in Fall 2010

Fall 2010

MUSC0400A-F10 Seminar (Hamberlin)