HV_704b Vocal Practice. From Hymn to Renaissance II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
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
Wed 10:00–11:40 N42
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 course enables students to gain practical experiences with the repertoire of early music (i.e. before 1600) due to various ways of singing and analysing the pieces.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the semestr the student / singer should be able to sight read and will improve his skills and knowledge in the music of the middle ages and renaissance period.
  • Plainchant (gradual, antiphonary)
  • Invention and developement of polyphony
  • Notre Dame, Ars Antiqua, Ars Nova
  • oldest czech polyphony
  • liturgical plays
  • Codex Speciálník
    required literature
  • Jaromír Černý (ed.), Historická antologiehudby v českých zemích (do cca 1530), Praha: KLP, 2005
    recommended literature
  • Martin Horyna (ed.), Wenceslai Philomathis Musicorum libri quattuor, Praha: KLP, 2003
Teaching methods
Seminars: selected pieces to be sung together are sent to students at least a week before.
Assessment methods
Reguler attendance is necessary, short presentation over selected piece, activity in singing
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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