HVK_801 Music History in Outline I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Stanislav Tesař (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Karafiát
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Fri 17. 9. 13:00–14:40 N41, Fri 15. 10. 13:00–14:40 N41, Fri 12. 11. 13:00–14:40 N41, Fri 10. 12. 13:00–14:40 N41
No prerequisites
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide basic orientation in both theoretical and practical problems of history of music before early 15th century and to create the qualification for analytical and critical work with sources, repertory, expert literature and sounding music.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to work with the musical springs of the period and with their repertoire and literature and gain a reliable orientation in the sound and grapfical form of the studied material.
  • The subject of this course is made up by following thematic spheres: 1) Music of the antique P 2) Liturgical and paraliturgical monophony of the latin church
  • 3) Secular monophony
  • 4) Origins and early stage of polyphony, Ars antiqua
  • 5) Ars nova 6) Music theory of middle-ages.
  • For a more detailed syllabus - please see the Study materials in IS MU (VHK_801).
    required literature
  • HOPPIN, Richard H. Hudba stredoveku. Edited by Alžbeta Rajterová, Translated by Oľga Kralovičová. Slovak ed. Bratislava: Hudobné centrum, 2007. 510 s. ISBN 9788088884873. info
  • ČERNÝ, Miroslav K. Hudba antických kultur. Vyd. 2., rev., a dopl. Praha: Academia, 2006. 395 s. ISBN 8020012516. info
  • MICHELS, Ulrich. Encyklopedický atlas hudby. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2000. ISBN 80-7106-238-3. info
  • Oxford University Press and Oxford University Press. The New Oxford History of Music, Vol.II: The Early Middle Ages to 1300; Vol. III: Ars Nova and the Renaissance. 2nd ed. Oxford, 1990. info
  • ČERNÝ, Jaromír. Hudba v českých dějinách :od středověku do nové doby. Praha: Supraphon, 1989. 483 s., [1. ISBN 80-7058-163-8. info
    recommended literature
  • Musik im Abendland : Prozesse und Stationen vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Edited by Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. München: Piper, 1991. 838 s. ISBN 3492029183. info
Teaching methods
Class (1,5 hours per month); within the class a combination of teacher-led activities and student-centered learning activities will be emploed.
Assessment methods
Oral exam verificated the measure of the orientation in music history and its periodisation, knowledge of main genres, forms and types of medieval music, knowledge of the cultural and philosophical contexts of this historical period, knowledge of most significant names of the medieval music, knowledge of sources and present state of research, special literature and main editions
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 8 hodin + 8 hodin individuálních konzultací.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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