Harmony and Counterpoint II

Mozart sitting his requiem accompanied by a quartet.

Mozart singing his requiem. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-69168 (b&w film copy neg.)].)


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Spring 2005



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In this subject, we explore the harmonic, melodic, and formal practices of western music, principally the so-called "Classical" idiom of central Europe, ca. 1750-1825. Topics include a quick review of material covered in 21M.301, chromatic harmony (viio7, bII6, and chords of the augmented sixth), and chromatic modulation; lecture study and discussion are complemented by work in the keyboard laboratory and sight-singing laboratory. All areas of study will be integrated in a semester-long project of composing a theme and two variations in Classical style.

Brian Robison. 21M.302 Harmony and Counterpoint II, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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