TRADITIONS OF ENGLISH SONG IN THE BRITISH ISLES

Course title  Traditions of English Song in the British Isles
Course code   Course type Voluntary
Field of study Training for teachers with subject specialization
Study programme Master´s  programme in English language and literature in combination with another subject specialization
Name of lecturer Paul Wood
Year of study 4 th Semester Summer semester
Hours/Week 1 Hours/Semester 13
Form of Teaching seminars Number of ECTS credits 2
Prerequisites basic musical and singing ability
Assessment methods Continuous assessment: 2 written tests
Course objectives (expected learning outcomes and acquired competences):
 By the end of the course, students will have acquired a clear overview of the major developments in English song from the 13th to the 20th century. They will also be able better to relate the musical material to its historical context. Emphasis will also be placed on language acquisition and  practice related to the topic. Most important of all, creativity will be actively encouraged through the medium of singing, games and other classroom activities which, it is intended, will help the topic come more  fully alive for the students.  
Course contents: Medieval song – Henry VIII, poet, musician and patron - Elizabethan madrigals and songs – John Dowland – Shakespeare’s  songs – Henry Purcell - ´the singing English´ in the eighteenth century – Scottish and Irish folk-song – post -1918 revival  and flowering in England. 
 
Recommended reading:Students accepted onto the course will be given a suggested reading list. 
  
Language of instruction   Last update

02-04-2007