Music in Medieval Europe (SML2209)

15 credits

In this module, you will explore the rich heritage of music surviving from medieval Europe, in particular France, England and Italy, and consider the role of music and musicians in society between ca. 900 to 1400. You will engage with different types of primary sources, including images from illuminated books and paintings, poetry, treatises and other written texts, musical works that survive in written form in medieval manuscripts, and with modern sound recordings. You are not expected to have prior musical skills or knowledge: you will explore some selected musical works through guided listening. Study of original foreign language texts will be through English translations.

This module is especially suitable for interdisciplinary pathways.