Music for Peace and Meditation: Western Europe and the Ukraine - Vivaldi to Glière

This course will be devoted to music composed to celebrate peace and to inspire meditation. Beginning with the music of Vivaldi in Venice, the course will also include special works by J S Bach for Ascensiontide and to mark the end of the 2nd Silesian War; works by Handel written for his Roman patrons, Italian singers; and for the peace treaties of Utrecht, Aix-la-Chapelle, and for the end of the Second Jacobite Rebellion; works by Haydn composed during the Napoleonic Wars, and the beautiful, serene music of the Ukrainian composers Bortniansky and Glière.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Vivaldi – Motet ‘Nulla in terra pax sincera’, concertos for mandoline and lute
  • Bach – Classical aria from the secular Cantata Zerreißet, zerspenget, zertrümmert. Ascensiontide Oratorio, Cantata BWV 191 and Sanctus in D major both performed to celebrate the end of the 2nd Silesian War
  • Handel – Gloria, Utrecht Te Deum, Motet ‘Silete venti’, Caroline Te Deum and Music for the Royal Fireworks both performed to celebrate the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, Duet ‘O Lovely Peace’ from Judas Maccabeus
  • Haydn’s Symphony no 100 in G ‘Military’ and his ‘Nelson’ Mass – London and Vienna during the Napoleonic Wars
  • The Sacred Music of Dmitro Bortniansky (born in the Ukraine in 1751)
  • The Instrumental music of Glière (born Kyiv in 1875)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, student should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the way that composers celebrated peace during the 18th century
  2. Evaluate the different ways in which composers have created a meditative mood in their music
  3. Discuss they ways in which the celebration of peace and the creation of a meditative mood can be integrated in the same composition
  4. Appreciate the varied social circumstances in which the composers included in the course worked
$239 Limited / $215

<p>This course will be devoted to music composed to celebrate peace and to inspire meditation. Beginning with the music of Vivaldi in Venice, the course will also include special works by J S Bach for

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20 Jul
$239 Limited / $215

<p>This course will be devoted to music composed to celebrate peace and to inspire meditation. Beginning with the music of Vivaldi in Venice, the course will also include special works by J S Bach for

...
22 Jul

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