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Columbia University
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

Music Humanities: Masterpieces of Western Music

Course No. C1123

Dr. Catherine Bowles Brazelton


  1. Syllabus
  2. Elements of Music: 8 Parameters
  3. Elements: Introduction to the Cadence
  4. Listening Assignment - Kyrie, the 1st chant of the Ordinary of the Mass
  5. The Text of the Ordinary of the Mass
  6. Text of Plainchant Sequence "Columba Aspexit" by Hildegard von Bingen
  7. Troubadours, Trouvères and Minnesingers - Texts
  8. Listening Assignment - Gloria, 2nd chant of the Ordinary of the Mass
  9. Listening Assignment - Late Renaissance Text-Painting - English Madrigal by Thomas Weelkes
  10. Listening Assignment - Baroque Opera
  11. Listening Assignment - The Birth of Instrumental Music as Entertainment – A Focus On Form, Harmony & Rhythm
  12. Diatonic Scales: Major & Minor Modes; Modulation
  13. Listening Assignment - Baroque Ritornello Form
  14. Sonata Form: A Drama In Tonality
  15. Term Paper Guidelines