Building on the fundamentals of counterpoint and chord function established in previous semesters, the emphasis here is placed upon developing an understanding of the larger-scale compositional strategies and structures of tonal music. Alongside the study of specific harmonic vocabulary, including leading-tone seventh chords, secondary dominants and modulation, two 18th-century genres are examined which epitomise the integration of contrapuntal and harmonic thinking: the chorale settings and fugues of J.S. Bach.
1 lecture,1 tutorial/wk
Assignments (50%), Examination (50%)
Gauldin, Robert. Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music. 2nd Ed NY: Norton, 2004. Gauldin, Robert. Workbook for Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music. 2nd Ed NY: Norton, 2004.