Music and word

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
186HAS3 Z 1 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. To acquaint students with the basic ways of cooperation of music and text
  2. To acquaint students with the basic characteristics of vocal and vocal instrumental genres
  3. To make the students acquainted with the possibilities of combining and overlaps of the different types and genres of vocal and vocal instrumental music

Mode of study

lecturing, demonstrations tracks, contact instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Graduation of Music and Word 2

Course contents

Course contents Music and word 3 includes introduction to the main characteristics of vocal and vocal instrumental genres and their analytical assessment.

  1. Introduction to the Problem:

speech spoken, spoken, thought (relationship of words and music), individual genres and genres and relations between them

  1. forms of spiritual and secular
  2. song, aria, choir
  3. cantata and oratorium
  4. Opera and opera libretto
  5. operetta, musical
  6. stage music to drama
  7. melodrama
  8. Mixed and marginal forms with text
  9. vocal symphony
  10. Symphonic poem
  11. program ouverture
  12. song without words, characteristic composition
  13. Summary, discussion, types for further continuous self-education

Recommended or required reading

required reading:

Smolka, Jaroslav: K teorii a dějinám hudebních druhů a žánrů. In: Živá hudba: sborník prací hudební fakulty Akademie musických umění. Praha: HAMU, 1992.

Soušková, Dana: Hudební druhy a žánry I. Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus, 2007

recommended reading:

Československý hudební slovník osob a institucí. Praha: Státní hudební vydavatelství,

sv. I – 1963, sv. II – 1965

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Algemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik, (Zweite neubearbeitete Ausgabe), Kassel: Bährenreiter, 1994 – 2006

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Algemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik, Aachen: Friedrich Blume, 1949 – 1986

Pečman, Rudolf (ed.): Hudba a literatura (Frýdek-Místek: Okr. vlastivědné muzeum 1983

Smolka, Jaroslav: Dějiny hudby. Brno: Togga, 2001.

Slovník české hudební kultury, Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1997

Assessment methods and criteria

Credits are awarded on the basis of:

activities on lectures and seminars

seminar work

passing the final test

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room 2017
Učebna 2017

(Liechtenstein Palace)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 17:00–18:30 Věra ŠUSTÍKOVÁ Učebna 2017
Liechtenstein Palace
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans