Compositions Analysis for Vocal 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
108RSZ3 Z 5 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aim is a comprehensive view of a music text in connection with knowledge aquired in the first study-year (Composition Analysis 1 & 2:108RSZ1 and 2). Comprehension of music material from vertical and horizontal viewpoints, in detail and as a whole. The relationship of music content to the music stylization used. Connecting a text set to music using music material. In a stage work, the relationship of stage events to the music material used. Linking other types of art and philosophy.

The study aims are:

  1. Expanding student knowledge in harmony, counterpoint, music forms, instrumentation and structures through analysis
  2. Knowledge of selected music literature from an analytical viewpoint
  3. Learning new era analysis procedures appropriate for learning the works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mode of study

Analysis of compositions through reading scores (form, harmony, counterpoint, structure, instrumentation, and other characteristic elements in a composition), subsequent listening to recorded compositions with scores. Discussions about the proposed analyses.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Knowledge of forms, harmony, counterpoint at the conservatory level is required.

Course contents

At the beginning of the semester the instructor prepares a number of sample analyses for the students in order to broaden their to-date acquired knowledge from the 1st year and explains in detail the issues of the subject.

During the second half of the semester students work on an analysis of one significant compostion from the 20th and 21th centuries assigned with a view to their individual preferences and inclinations. At least once per semester the final form of their comple analysis in the course is presented.

Recommended or required reading

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.

LOUDOVÁ, Ivana: Moderní notace a její interpretace, Nakladatelství AMU,Praha 1998.

Orchestrace jako proces, sborník studií Katedry skladby HAMU, Praha 2010

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

RYCHLÍK, Jan, Moderní Instrumentace, Panton Praha 1968

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 class, development and presentation of the semester paper which is submitted as a presentation in the first semester.

In the second semester, aside from the presentations in the course an written analysis is submitted.

In the second semester, in addition, students complete and exam which test the knowledge acquired in the course of the semester on analyses and adoption of analytical methods. These parts are submitted and defended in developed written form for the second semester.

The overall grade is comprised of 60% for activity in class and 40% for the course paper.



Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 2026
Učebna 2026

(Lichenštejnský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 13:40–15:10 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