Music for Elizabeth I

Course Dates: 12/01/21 - 30/03/21
Time: 15:20 - 17:30
Location: Online
Study the cultural history, plots and politics of music in Elizabethan England. Explore key genres and composers. This course has a scheduled break week: 16th February 2021.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00

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Course Code: MD023

Finished Tue, day, 12 Jan - 30 Mar '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course offers a survey of music in Elizabethan England.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- The impact that commerce had on the development of Elizabethan music
- Key differences between Catholic and Protestant music of this period
- Madrigals and references to Elizabeth as Oriana
- Lute song, keyboard variations and other instrumental forms.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- recognize common genres of music in Elizabethan England
- understand key political influences on Elizabethan music
- demonstrate a deeper knowledge of the impact that religious change and commerce had on Elizabethan music.

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?

This is an online course:
Sessions will be held via video-conference (google meets) and comprise combinations of lecture, discussion, 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 will need a good internet connection and a computer with microphone & webcam. If using a tablet it will need a screen large enough for you to comfortably view the class handouts.
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?

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