October 07 - December 16, 2020

CE Polyphony: From Two to Forty Voices!

October 07 - December 16, 2020 San Francisco Conservatory of Music • 50 Oak Street San FranciscoCA  94102 View Map Organized by San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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CE Polyphony: From Two to Forty Voices!
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About this event

October 07, 2020 - December 16, 2020
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday
Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

50 Oak Street San FranciscoCA  94102
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Description

This course offers a deep dive into the world of polyphony - music in two or more voices each having a melody of its own. Two-voice works by Renaissance masters will show the genesis of musical imitation, canons, and rounds. More expansive genres, such as madrigals, motets, and Masses, will lead us to impressive heights. We will witness the transformation in style from Renaissance to Baroque that begins with courtly dances and culminates in that most impressive form used by Bach, Bartók, and many in-between: the fugue.

Prior knowledge of music theory is recommended. The ability to read music, and a good working understanding of key signatures and harmonic analysis will enhance a student’s enjoyment of this course. Please contact Harry Whitney at hwhitney@sfcm.edu to see if this class would be a good fit for you.



Course Category

General Music

Location

Classes will be held online

Prerequisites

Fall 2020 Semester Building Access

Faculty

Harry Whitney

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