Courses & Units

Music Before 1700 FCP302


This unit provides a study of the major styles and genres of music from the beginning of the Christian era to the Baroque in the context of the influential composers and sociopolitical forces that shaped stylistic change.


Unit name Music Before 1700
Unit code FCP302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Anne-Marie  Forbes

Teaching staff

Dr Anne-Marie  Forbes

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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FCH100 or one FCH200 level unit


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, weekly

1 x 1 hr tutorial, weekly


Class assignments 30% Essay 1500wds 30% Examination 40%

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Burkholder History of Western Music 9e

Turabian Manual 8th ed


Norton Anthology of Western Music Vol.1

Freedman Music in the Renaissance (Norton)

Fassler Music in the Medieval West (Norton)

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