Compositions Analysis for Vocal 1

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108RSZ1 Z 5 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is the greatest glimpse into a music text. An understanding of a musical weaving from a vertical and horizontal, as well as from a perspective of detail and as a whole. The relationship of music content to the music stylization used. The connecting of a „musicalized“ text with the use of music. In a work for stage, the relationship of the action to the music. Linkages to other types of arts, philosophy.

The course aim is:

  1. Broadening student knowledge in harmony, counterpoint, music form, instrumentation and structure through analysis.
  2. Acquaintance with a selected work of music from an analytical perspective.
  3. Learning new era analysis procedures appropriate for learning works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mode of study

Analyses of composition score reading (form, harmony, counterpoint, structure, instrumentation and other characteristic elements in a composition). Subsequent listening to composition recordings with a score. Discussion of the presented analysis.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Required are a knowledge of form, harmony and counterpoint at the conservatory level.

Course contents

At the beginning of the course the instructor prepares a number of example analyses to explain in detail the issues of the course.

In the second half of the semester students work on the analysis of one composition from the 20th and 21st centuries assigned with a view to their individual preferences and dispositions. At least once in the semester students present the final form of their complete analysis in class.

Recommended or required reading

BURLAS, Ladislav: Formy a druhy hudobného umenia, 3. vyd. Opus Bratislava 1978.

HONS, Miloš: Hudební analýza, Togga, Praha 2011

HONS, Miloš: Hudba zvaná symfonie, Togga, Praha 2005

HŮLA, Zdeněk: Nauka o harmonii, SNKLU, Praha 1956

HŮLA, Zdeněk: Nauka o kontrapunktu. Editio Supraphon, Praha 1985.

JANEČEK, Karel: Hudební formy. SNKLHU, Praha 1955.

JANEČEK, Karel: Melodika. SNKLHU, Praha 1956.

JANEČEK, Karel: Harmonie rozborem. SHV Praha l963.

JANEČEK, Karel: Tektonika. Supraphon, Praha 1968.

JANEČEK, Karel: Základy moderní harmonie. Nakladatelství ČSAV, Praha 1965.

KOHOUTEK, Ctirad: Hudební styly z hlediska skladatele, Panton, Praha 1976.

RISINGER, Karel: Hierarchie hudebních celků v novodobé evropské hudbě. Panton, Praha 1969.

TICHÝ, Vladimír: Harmonicky myslet a slyšet. HAMU, Praha 1996.

TICHÝ, Vladimír: Úvod do studia hudební kinetiky. HAMU, Praha.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: activity in the course, development and presentation of the semester's written work which is presented in the first semester in class. In the second semester along with a presentation in class an analysis is submitted in written form.

In the second semester, as well, students sit an exam which confirms the knowledge acquired during the course; in particular analyses, mastery of analysis methods. Its parts are submitted and defended in writing and graphically for the second semester.

The overall evaluation is comprised of 60% for activity in the course and 40% for the written course work.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 2026
Učebna 2026

(Lichenštejnský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 15:20–16:50 Vít HAVLÍČEK Učebna 2026
Lichenštejnský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans