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S18A13 From Cathedrals to YouTube: The Sounds of Western Civilization

We will look into a series of representative works from the art-music tradition beginning in the late renaissance to the present. We will connect the sounds with the context of ideas and human development shaping those compositions. The class will examine the works of Josquin, Ave Maria; Palestrina, Pope Marcellus Mass; J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion; Beethoven, 9th Symphony; Mahler, Resurrection Symphony; and Tan Dun, Internet Symphony N. 1.

Instructor: Pedro Aponte is an Associate Professor of Musicology at James Madison University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and his areas of research include Nationalism and Music, Theological Aesthetics, and Music and Religion. Originally from Venezuela, he studied music at the world-renown music education program, El Sistema.


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Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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