Prof. Peter Child
Students in this class compose a Minuet and Trio for string quartet, and a song for soprano voice and piano. Recordings of these compositions, as performed in two visiting artist master classes, are provided on the assignments page.
Written and analytic exercises based on 18th- and 19th-century small forms and harmonic practice found in music such as the chorale preludes of Bach; minuets and trios of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven; and the songs and character pieces of Schubert and Schumann. Musicianship laboratory is required.
Child, Peter. 21M.303 Writing in Tonal Forms I, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-303-writing-in-tonal-forms-i-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA