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MUM5040 - Medieval and Renaissance Music

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Carol Williams


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


A survey of European music from medieval times to c.1600. Themes include the impact of the theorist, text and music, sacred versus secular, theory and notation, and written versus oral traditions.


On successful completion of the unit, students should have acquired a general knowledge of the ordering of music developments within the period of investigation and an understanding of historical theories with which critically to evaluate them in a variety of types of historical writing.


Written (9000 words): 100%

Contact hours

2 hours (2 x 1 hour seminars) per week