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Hymnody in the United States Before the Civil War

MUSC 274
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 229
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This course is a historical introduction to psalmody in the 17th century, lining out, Anglo-American 18th-century sacred music, the cultivated tradition in the early 19th century, and the various styles that contribute to the SACRED HARP and other shaped-note hymnals. Composers studied will include Thomas Ravenscroft, William Billings, Lowell Mason, and B. F. White. Collections examined will include the Bay Psalm Book, Tansur's ROYAL MELODY COMPLEAT, Lyon's URANIA, and Walker's SOUTHERN HARMONY.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
The study of hymnody draws attention to ways in which the culture of Colonial America and the U.S. has changed over time, and should be ireinterpreted.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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