Music Appreciation for Christmas with Nicholas Redihough

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We are delivering this Christmas Lecture using Zoom. We will email, a few days before, the link to join the lecture with details of how to access Zoom if you should need it. Students on this lecture will be able to learn to appreciate and identify a variety of musical styles and compositions of Christmas music of different composers. We will listen to, explore and appreciate a range of musical compositions which represent the development of musical styles in the history of western art music. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the music of composers who have tried to express the Christmas story in music.

Course aim

This lecture will be a historical and chronological overview of music for Christmas from its origins in the medieval period up to the present day, including the compositions of a variety of composers and listening to musical examples.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for everyone, from beginners to advanced appreciators, interested in the historical development of Christmas music.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • - use my knowledge and learning to identify at least 3 key features of music for Christmas
  • - identify at least 6 pieces of music in different styles and by different composers
  • - develop my listening skills to recognise with perception and understanding, different elements and features of music
  • - identify the different types of pieces of music used by composers to express the Christmas story: for example, plainsong, carols, motets, cantatas, etc
  • - demonstrate an ability to embrace and evaluate musical compositions and recognize their historical context

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. Students are encouraged to embrace a wide range of musical styles from ancient to modern.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Music Appreciation for Christmas with Nicholas Redihough

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