20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Public knowledge of baroque music today is shaped by the dominance of a 'canon' of music considered authoritative or 'great', which for ideological and historical reasons is dominated by white European male composers. This module sets out to help change that. You'll work as a team, with clearly defined roles, to produce a critical edition-with-commentary of music created using staff notation between c.1600-1750 by a musician who was NOT a white European man, which is obscure or completely unknown in the present day. Optionally, the group may also choose to record historically-informed performances of some or all of the music included in their edition. The materials produced will ultimately be made publicly available online.

Restrictions on availability: A lack of familiarity with staff notation will seriously hamper a student's performance within some elements of the module. In some circumstances it may be possible to work around this through a careful selection of roles for assessment.

Staff Contact: SHEPHARD TIM
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study,

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