Compositions Study for Composition 6

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186SSS6 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of the widest range of the latest domestic and foreign compositions.

Mode of study

Lecture, score listenings, discussion, concert attendance

Prerequisites and co-requisites

General knowledge of 20th Century music compostions in Bohemia and around the world.

Course contents

A description of the instruction material originates in the course assignments of individual students. Each student is obligated, during the semester, to at least once present a paper and participate in discussions about the papers of other students. At the end of the year each student submits a course paper documenting in written form the results of their analysis.

Recommended or required reading

BERNARD, Jonathan W. The Evolution of Elliott Carter's Rhythmic Practice. Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer, 1988), pp. 164-203. Stable URL:

Cage, John. Silence. Praha: tranzitdispay, 2010.

Elliott Carter : collected essays and lectures, 1937-1995. Ed. Jonathan W. Bernard. Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 1997.

de Leeuw, Ton. Music of the twentieth century: a study of its elements and structure. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press , 2005.

DeLio, Thomas, Saunders Smith, Stuart. Twentieth-Century Music Scores. Englewood Cliffs,

NY: Prentice Hall, 1989.

Engaging music : essays in music analysis. Ed. Stein, D. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Grafické partitury a koncepty : Graphic scores and concepts. Praha : Audio ego , 1996.

Janeček, Karel. Tektonika. Praha : Supraphon, 1968.

Kofroň, Petr: Třináct analýz - HaH Jinočany, 1993.

Kostka, Stefan. Materials and techniques of twentieth-century music. New Jersey : Prentice Hall, c2006.

Lester, Joel. Analytic approaches to twentieth-century music. New York: W.W. Norton, 1989.

London, J. Hearing in Time : Psychological Aspects of Musical Meter. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.

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

Nové cesty hudby I. Praha : SHV, 1964.

Nové cesty hudby II. Praha-Bratislava : Supraphon, 1970.

Orchestrace jako proces (kolektiv autorů – katedra skladby HAMU)

Parsch, Arnošt, Piňos, Alois, Šťastný, Jaroslav: Náhoda, princip, systém, řád. Brno: JAMU, 2005.

Reina, Rafael. Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques to Western Music. London, New York : Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4724-5150-7

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

Simms, Bryan R. Music of the twentieth century : an anthology. Vydáno: New Jersey : Schirmer , 1986

-------------------- Music of the twentieth century : style and structure. New Jersey : Schirmer , 1996

Tichý, Vladimír. Úvod do studia hudební kinetiky. Praha : HAMU, 1994.

XENAKIS, Iannis. Formalized music. Hillsdale : Pendragon Press, 1992.

Notové materiály a nahrávky analyzovaných skladeb.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on participation in class, development and presentation of a semester paper which is presented in class.

Overall grading is comprised of 60% for class participation and 40% for the paper presentation.



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