21M.302 | Spring 2005 | Undergraduate
Harmony and Counterpoint II
Course Description
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 (vii{{< sup "o7" >}}, bII{{< sup "6" >}}, and chords of the augmented …
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.
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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.)].)