VH_24a Musical Paleography I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Stanislav Tesař (lecturer)
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D. (assistant)
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 14:00–15:40 N41, except Mon 4. 11.
VH_01a Introduction to Musicology && VH_02a Proseminar I && VH_02b Proseminar II &&(( VH_03a Music History I ) || ( VH_801a Music History I A )&&( VH_802a Music History II A ))&& VH_04 Elements of Music Theory &&(( VH_05 Harmony ) || ( VH_05a Harmony I. ))&& VH_08 Intonation && VH_09 Audial Analysis && KRBcA07 Latin I && KRBcA08 Latin II && VH_11a Paleography
Completed basic course on the history of music - Overview of history of music I
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
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Course objectives
This course gives a basic orientation in historical, theoretical and practical problems of music notation as the main communication means in music. It deals also with the problems of identification of various kinds of notation and with the ways of their transcription in present music notation.
Learning outcomes
After the finishing of the course VH_24a the student must be able: a) to provide basic orientation in both theoretical and practical problems of the musical paleography and b) to create thequalification for analytical and critical work wth historical musical sources its repertory and special paleograhical literature.
  • The subject is made up by five thematic spheres:
  • 1) Basic terms and categories
  • 2) Alphabet and music - letter notation systems
  • 3) Latin neums
  • 4) Nota choralis
  • 5) Mensural systems - modal notation
  • Detailed syllabus and individual thematic units and a list of corresponding literature is in IS MU (please see the Study materials of the subject VH_24a).
    required literature
  • PARRISH, Carl. The notation of medieval music. New York: Pendragon, 2009. xx, 230. ISBN 9781576471753. info
  • RYBARIČ, Richard. Vývoj európskeho notopisu. Vyd. 1. Bratislava: Opus, československé hudobné vydavatel'stvo, 1982. 222 s. info
  • HUTTER, JOSEF. Česká notace II. Nota choralis. Praha, 1930. info
  • HUTTER, JOSEF. Česká notace I. Neumy. Praha, 1926, vol. 1926. info
Teaching methods
Class (1.5 hours per week); within the class a combination of teacher-led activities and student-centered/group learning activities will be employed.
Assessment methods
The course is ended by a credential interview, success of which is based on:
1) reliable knowledge of problems of historical development of notation within the historical stages given by the syllabus and lectures;
2) reliable knowledge of principles of the studied notation systems and their transcription;
3) reliable knowledge of basic literature on the subject.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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