Music in New Worlds: Global Encounters in the Age of Discoveries, 1492–1800

Detailed Schedule, Unit III

Listings by week

Abbreviations

BB Source on Blackboard under Course Materials, by week

Schedule of Assignments


Unit III: The Spanish Empire

Week 7

Tue., Oct. 9 The musical conquest of Mexico

Weekly writing (due Tuesday in class)

  1. There is no writing assignment this week, since your paper proposals are due Friday. Please read the requirements for the paper proposal.
  2. Please come to class prepared to discuss your research topics as well as the assigned reading and listening.

Reading

  1. Opening poem of the Cantares Mexicanos, anonymous sixteenth-century Náhuatl (Aztec) poetry
  2. Lorenzo Candelaria, Bernardino de Sahagún’s Psalmodia Christiana: A Catholic Songbook from Sixteenth-Century New Spain, Journal of the American Musicological Society vol. 67, no. 3, 619–684
  3. Bernardino de Sahagún, Psalmodia Christiana (Mexico City, 1583)
  4. (Optional bonus reading) Christopher Columbus, Journal of navigation

Music listening and score study

  1. Hernando Franco (chapelmaster, Mexico City Cathedral, mid-16th century), two motets in Náhuatl
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Franco, Magnificat in the fifth tone
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Thu., Oct. 11 Early New Spain
Fri., Oct. 12, 5:00 p.m. Paper proposal due

Week 8

Oct. 15–17 Fall break
Thu., Oct. 18 Cuzco: Baker

Weekly writing (due Tuesday in class)

  1. What is the meaning of Baker’s title?
  2. What are the sources of Baker’s study and how is he using them?
  3. Pose a discussion question for class.

Reading

  1. Baker, Imposing Harmony, Introduction and Chapter 1

Week 9

Tue., Oct. 23 Cuzco, cont’d

Weekly writing (due Tuesday in class)

  1. Summarize the chapter assigned to you well enough that you can present it to the rest of the class, who have not read it. Be sure to identify the central argument(s), the main supporting arguments, and the key pieces of evidence, perhaps focusing on one main example.
  2. Write your annotated bibliography, due Friday

Reading

  1. Baker, ch. 2 (all); 3, 4, or 5 (groups, see BB announcement)

Music listening and score study

  1. Anonymous, Hanaq pachap
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  2. Juan de Aráujo, Dixit dominus (Ps. 110)
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Thu., Oct. 25 Colonial cities, cathedrals, convents

Reading

  1. Andrew Cashner, Playing Cards at the Eucharistic Table: Music, Theology, and Society in a Corpus Christi Villancico from Colonial Mexico, 1628, Journal of Early Modern History, vol. 18, no. 4 (2014), 383–419

Music listening and score study

  1. Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Sancta et immaculata est for eight voices, motet for the Virgin Mary from the Cathedral of Puebla de los Ángeles, New Spain (Mexico)
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
  2. Gutiérrez de Padilla, A la jácara, jacarilla, Villancico for Christmas Matins at Puebla Cathedral, 1653
    Problem playing embedded video? Try watching on YouTube site.
Fri., Oct. 26, 5:00 p.m. Annotated bibliography due

Week 10

Tue., Oct. 30 Manila: Irving

Reading

  1. Irving, Colonial Counterpoint, Introduction and ch. 1–2
Thu., Nov. 1 Irving, cont’d

Reading

  1. Irving, ch. 3, 4, or 5 (group assignments on BB)

Week 11

Tue., Nov. 6 Devotional Music in the Spanish Empire: Faith and Hearing

Weekly writing (due Tuesday in class)

  1. Keep working on your research papers.

Reading

  1. Cashner, monograph draft chapter
Thu., Nov. 8 Research workshop