Compositions Study 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
186STS1 Z 3 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor


Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří BEZDĚK, Miroslav PUDLÁK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The instruction focus lies in the study and analysis of selected compositions of the Baroque and Classic Style. Review of fundamentals in counterpoint, harmony and musical forms.

Mode of study

Demonstration using masterpiece scores.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Presumed knowledge of forms, harmony, counterpoint and instrumentation ath the conservatory graduate level and impeccably good in reading scores.

Course contents

Instruction material originates in the assignments of individual students. Each student is required, at least once during the semester, to present a paper and participate in discussions on the papers of other students and others presented by the instructor.

Recommended or required reading

Burkhart, Charles. Anthology for musical analysis. New York : Schirmer , c2012.

Filip, M. Vývinové zákonitosti klasickej harmónie. Bratislava: SHV.

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

Janeček, Karel. Melodika. Praha : SNKLHU, 1956.

----------------- Hudební formy. Praha : SNKLHU, 1955.

----------------- Tektonika. Praha : Supraphon, 1968.

Laitz, Steven G. The Complete Musician: An Integrated Approach to Tonal Theory, Analysis, and Listening. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.


LaRue, Jan. Guidelines for style analysis : expanded second edition with models for style analysis, a companion text. Michigan : Harmonie Park Press , c2011.

Owen, Harold. Modal and tonal counterpoint : from Josquin to Stravinsky. New York : Schirmer , c1992.

Rosen, Charles. Sonata Forms. New York-London: W.W.Norton, 1988. ISBN 0-393-30219-9

Thakar, Markand. Kontrapunkt : základy hudební interpretace. Praha : NAMU, 2012.

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

Štědroň, Miloš. Základy polymelodiky (12 analýz). Brno, Masarykova univerzita, 1993.

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.



Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

room 2057
Učebna 2057

(Lichenštejnský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 17:00–18:30 Miroslav PUDLÁK Učebna 2057
Lichenštejnský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans