Music: Gregorian Chant

Course description Music: Gregorian Chant
Year: 2018-2019
Catalog number: 5100KM08
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. Marcel Zijlstra (Gregoriaans)
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 5
Level: 100
Period: Semester 1 & 2, Block I, II, III, IV
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Description

This tutorial focusses on the the notation, performance practice, history and liturgical context of Gregorian chant, including the the different forms and genres within the corpus. Apart from gaining ability in reading, singing and interpreting Gregorian notation in its many forms, and gaining practical and historical knowledge regarding repertoire, at the end of the year Gregorian mass-songs of one sunday will be studied, rehearsed and performed in context.

Schedule

First and second semester 2018-2019.

Monday afternoons from 15.00-16.40 hrs.

First class on Monday 10 September 2018.
Last class on Monday 15 July 2019.

PLEASE NOTE:
No meetings on:
Monday 22nd October 2018,
Monday 24th December 2018,
Monday 31st December 2018,
Monday 25th February 2019,
Monday 8th April 2019,
Monday 22nd April 2019,
Monday 10th June 2019.

This class takes place in room M406 of the Royal Conservatoire, Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, Den Haag.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and tutorial.

Assessment Method

Presence obligatory;
Presence at final performance;
Written and oral exam.

Literature

• Graduale Triplex. Solesmes 1979. ISBN 2-85274-044-3
• David Hiley, Gregorian Chant. Cambridge 2009. ISBN 978-0-521-69035-5
These books are available at Academic bookstores, a music store or through the internet.

Registration

Please register for this course in uSis (Leiden University) and in Osiris (Royal Conservatoire):

uSis.
Osiris.

Contact

Rogier Schneemann
Marcel Zijlstra

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