The History of Universal Music (III)

Course Code: MR202 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Music • Field of study: Religious music
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Domin Adam
Seminar tutor: Domin Adam
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

to define and understand the elements of musical language-melody, rhythm, harmony, polyphony, dynamics, agogic, timbre
to use correctly the specialized terms: historical epoch, epoch style, composer style;
knowledge and practical skills in research in the field of religious and historical sciences;

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Oriental church musical art in Byzantine culture and spirituality
2. Sources of Byzantine music reflected in the Old Testament
3. Religious music in the New Testament period
 4. The singing of the pew in the first Christian ages
5. Authors of religious songs - sec. I - VI
6. The main forms of the ancient Byzantine songs: the troparion, the condac, the canon
7. The evolution of Byzantine musical semiography in the Eastern space. Known musical notations and their periodization
8. Church hymnology and hymnography up to Ioan Cucuzel. Great representatives of the Byzantine melody
9. The role of the Orthodox peoples in preserving and cultivating the treasure of Byzantine music
10. Ioan Cucuzel and his reform in the musical notation of the Eastern Church
11. Church music in the East after the fall of the Byzantine Empire until the sec. in the 19th century. Melons and melurgi of the time
12. Chrysanthemum Reformation in the Church Singing of Eastern Christianity. Notable representatives
 13. Elements of the Byzantine melody in the Romanian spirituality of the first Christian millennium
14. Practicing Byzantine singing in Greek and Slavonic in Romanian

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, Auditions and analysis

Learning outcomes:

we aim to study the musical current called Romanticism (part II) musical genres; representative personalities; musical auditions and analyzes.
We will also study 20th century music; National schools; musical currents and genres of this period.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam 50% and implication in course debates 50%

Recommended reading:

Carmen Chelaru, Cui i-e frică de Istoria Muzicii, Vol. I,II, III, Editura Artes, Iasi, 2007, -.
Ioana Ștefănescu, O istorie a Muzicii Universale, vol.I,II, III, IV, Editura Grafoart, Bucureşti, 2018, -.
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