An exploration of the music and culture of Western civilization of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Students will study both the sacred and secular music of these periods, including the intersections between the Western classical tradition, World music and Popular music, especially jazz. Works will be examined on the basis of their intrinsic characteristics as well as in connection with the aesthetic, social, philosophical, political, and economic environment in which they were created. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of standard musical notation. MUS 120 (Fundamentals) is recommended but not required as a prerequisite.
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