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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUSM002 Module Title: ANALYSIS
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MUM.ANLS
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: MARK CM Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability

Weekly two-hour seminars in Semester 1. Regular tutorials will be arranged throughout the semester with the Module Convenor and any other contributing lecturer.

Assessment Pattern

Assessment is by coursework (up to 8,000 words in total). Two assignments each worth 50% of the assessment will be set, the first to be completed during the first half of the semester, and a second to be submitted at the end of the module. The second will be externally moderated.

Module Overview

Admission to the PG Diploma/MMus programme, Musicology route

Module Aims

To study and practise a variety of analytical methods.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate:
  • A systematic understanding of the aims and objectives of the analytical methodologies studied.
  • An ability to analyze selected works using the methodologies studied.
  • A critical awareness of the role and function of the analytical methodologies studied within the wider current context of advanced theory and analysis, and musicology in general.
  • An ability to adapt existing methodologies to the requirements of differing musical and research contexts.
Module Content

The course will centre on the methods of Heinrich Schenker and their modification and extension by subsequent analysts.

Methods of Teaching/Learning
20 hours plus up to 10 hours of tutorials
270 hours of private study (300 hours in total for the module)

The lecturer will introduce key concepts, which will be explored through worked examples in class and presentations by students.
Selected Texts/Journals
Essential Reading
Forte, Allen and Stephen E. Gilbert, Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis (New York: W.W. Norton, 1982).
Schenker, Heinrich, Free Composition, trans. Ernst Oster (New York: Longman, 1979), Five Graphic Music Analyses, ed. Felix Salzer (New York: Dover, 1969).
The Masterwork in Music, vol. 1, ed./trans. William Drabkin et al (Cambridge: CUP, 1994).
The Masterwork in Music, vol. 2, ed./trans. William Drabkin et al (Cambridge: CUP, 1996).
Recommended Reading
Beach, David, Aspects of Schenkerian Theory (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1983).
Blasius, Leslie David, and Ian Bent, Schenker’s Argument and the Claims of Music Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)
Burkhart, Charles, ‘Schenker's “Motivic Parallelisms”’, Journal of Music Theory, vol. 22 (1978), pp. 145–75.
Cook, Nicholas, ‘Music Theory and “Good Comparison”: a Viennese Perspective’, Journal of Music Theory, vol. 33 no. 1 (1989), pp. 117–41.
Cook, Nicholas, ‘Schenker’s Theory of Music as Ethics’, Journal of Musicology, vol. 7 (1989): 415–39.
Cook, Nicholas, The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna (New York: OUP, 2007)
Drabkin, William, ‘A Lesson in Analysis from Heinrich Schenker’, Music Analysis, vol. 4 (1985), pp. 241–58.
Jonas, Oswald, Introduction to the Theory of Henrich Schenker (New York: Schirmer, 1982).
Pastille, William, ‘Heinrich Schenker, Anti-Organicist’, 19th-Century Music, vol. 8 (1984), pp. 28ff
Salzer, Felix Structural Hearing: Tonal Coherence in Music (New York: Dover Publications, 1962).
Siegel, Heidi, Schenker Studies (Cambridge: CUP, 1990).
Schachter, Carl & Siegel, Heidi, Schenker Studies 2 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)
Smith, Charles J, ‘Musical Form and Fundamental Structure: An Investigation of Schenker's Formenlehre’, Music Analysis, vol. 15 nos 2/3 (1996), pp. 191–300.
Background Reading
Ayotte, Benjamin., Schenker: A Guide to Research  (New York: Routledge, 2004)
Bent, Ian and William Drabkin, Analysis (London: Macmillan, 1986).
Cadwallader, Allen, ed., Trends in Schenkerian Research (New York: Schirmer Books; 1990).
Cook, Nicholas A Guide to Musical Analysis (London: Dent, 1987).
Dunsby, Jonathan and Arnold Whittall, Music Analysis in Theory and Practice (London: Faber Music 1988).
Russ, Michael, ‘On Schenkerism: a Closed Circle of Elite listeners?’, Music Analysis, vol. 12 no. 2 (1993), pp. 266–85.
Yeston, Maury, Readings in Schenker Analysis (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1977).
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