A 20th century English Musical Rebirth
Time: 15:20 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: MD023
Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
The aim of the course is to provide a guide to English music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
What will we cover?
- We will focus on the lives of individual composers who lived and worked in England at this time
- we will explore key works from the period, placing them in their appropriate context, historically and musically, and analysing them in terms of their musical style and content
- we will explore how a national sound emerged built on England’s musical heritage.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- name the main composers involved in the development of an English national sound
- identify specific English characteristics in key works from this period
- have an understanding of the role folk music and early music had on the development of this national sound.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for absolute beginners. We will look at some music scores (both handwritten and printed) but you will be guided through the notation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Sessions will comprise combinations of lecture, discussion, quizzes, guided listening, video and score study.
- Course materials (handouts, scores, links to online videos) will be shared via google classroom.
- You will be encouraged to do extra reading outside class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may also wish to purchase some of the music books or recordings discussed in class, links to these materials will be available online after each session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
To find out more about music history classes Music history courses in London and online which lists our full programme of classes ordered by term, and by day of the week. You may then click on each title to read the full course outline.
Karen Betley is a clarinettist and music historian, she studied at Goldsmiths university and has taught wind instruments and music history at both Morley College and City Lit whilst performing with her own chamber music ensemble. At City Lit she teaches the ever-popular Exploring Classical Music class and also the Wind ensemble. In 2017 Karen was awarded the Teacher of the Year prize by Lulu on behalf of City Lit.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.