HV_801a Music History in Outline I A

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s) (plus 1 credit for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Stanislav Tesař (lecturer)
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D. (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
Mon 12:00–13:40 N41, except Mon 4. 11.
No prerequisites
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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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, special literature and sounding music.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to understand and explain the music repertoire until the end of middle ages.
  • 1) Music of the antique
  • 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 (VH_801a).
    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. Translated by Miroslav Srnka, Illustrated by Gunther Vogel. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2000. 611 s. ISBN 8071062383. 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. 2. vyd. 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
Lectures with musical examples.
Assessment methods
80% attendance. Oral and written 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 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)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Ukončení formou zkoušky je určeno jednooborovým studentům.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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