Part I: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE COMPOSITION.
Introduction. Examples of Plainchant. Kyrie from Mass XIII. Tone for the Benedicamus Domino. Hymn to St. John the Baptist. Hymn for Lauds, December 25. Antiphon for Vespers, 3rd Sunday of Advent. Gloria Patri for the Introit of the Mass. Hildegard of Bingen. Excerpts from Ordo Virtutum (morality play). Guillaume de Machaut. De bon espoir. Puisque la douce rosee. Speravi (isorhythmic motet). Guillaume Dufay. Communio from Missa Sancti Jacobi (fauxbourdon). Josquin Desprez. Tu pauperum refugium (motet). Baisés moy (double canon). Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa Aeterna Christi Munera. Roland de Lassus. Three Duos. 2-Beatus homo. 5-Expectatio justorum. 12-Sicut rosa. Examples of Stock Basses (late sixteenth century). Claude Gervaise. Pavane Passamaize. Jacomo Gorzanis. Passamezzo and Saltarello (dance pair). Greensleeves. Thomas Morley. Now is the Month of Maying (ballet). Carlo Gesualdo. Moro lasso al mio duolo (madrigal).
Part II: BAROQUE COMPOSITIONS.
Introduction. Claudio Monteverdi, 1567-1643. "Cruda Amarilli" from The Fifth Book of Madrigals. Giacomo Carissimi, 1605–74. The Daughter’s Lament from Jephte. Arcangelo Corelli, 1653-1713. Adagio and Allegro from Violin Sonata, Op. 5, No. 1. Allemanda from Trio Sonata, Op. 4, No. 11. Henry Purcell, ca. 1659-1695. Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas. Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, ca. 1665–1746. Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in E Phrygian from Ariadne musica. François Couperin, 1668-1733. Les Moissonneurs from Pièces de Clavecin, Ordre VI. Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (1725). Four Pieces. March. Minuet. Aria. Polonaise. George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759. Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op. 6, No. 12 (in score). Largo. Allegro. Chaconne in G Major from Trois Leçons. Recitative: "Thy rebuke hath broken his heart" from Messiah. Aria: "Where’er you walk" from Semele. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750. Allemande from French Suite No. 6 in E major. Gavottes I and II from English Suite No. 3 in G minor. Bourrée I and II from Suite No. 3 in C major for Violoncello Solo. Sarabande and Double from Partita No. 1 in B minor for Violin Solo. Two Inventions. No. 4 in D minor. No. 12 in A major. Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier. from Book I. Prelude 1 in C major. Fugue 2 in C minor. Fugue 11 in F major. Fugue 16 in G minor. Fugue 21 in B-flat major. from Book II. Fugue 16 in G minor. Contrapunctus VII from The Art of Fugue. Four Canons from The Musical Offering. Crucifixus from Mass in B minor. O Gott, du frommer Gott (chorale variation). Three Chorale Preludes. Gott, durch deine Güte from Orgelbüchlein. Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verderbt from Orgelbüchlein. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme from Schübler Chorales. Domenico Scarlatti, 1685-1757. Sonata in D major, K. 96 (Longo 465).
Part III: CLASSICAL COMPOSITIONS.
Introduction. Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. Piano Sonata No. 36 in C-sharp minor, first movement. Piano Sonata No. 37 in D major, third movement. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, third movement. String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, second movement. Symphony No. 101 in D major, third and fourth movements (in score). Muzio Clementi, 1752-1832. Sonatina in G major, Op. 36, No. 2, first movement. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791. Theme with Variations from Piano Sonata in D major, K. 284. Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K. 333. Allegro. Andante cantabile. Allegretto grazioso. Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat major, K. 378, first movement. Menuet and Trio from Serenade in C minor, K. 388 (in score). Fantasia in C minor, K. 475. "Là ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni, K. 527. The Bird-Catcher’s Song from The Magic Flute, K. 620. Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, first movement (in score). Kyrie from Requiem, K. 626. Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1, first and third movements. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7, second movement. Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 1, second movement. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ("Pathétique"). Grave. Allegro di molto e con brio. Adagio cantabile. Allegro. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1, second movement. Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, third movement. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major ("Waldstein"), Op. 53, first movement. String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, first movement. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, first movement.
Part IV: ROMANTIC COMPOSITIONS.
Introduction. Carl Friedrich Zelter, 1758–1832. "Der König in Thule". Franz Schubert, 1797-1828. Four Lieder. "Erster Verlust". "Thränenregen" from Die schöne Müllerin. "Erlkönig". "Der Doppelgänger". Two Piano Pieces. Waltz in A flat major, Op. 9, No. 2. Moment Musical in A flat major, Op. 94, No. 6. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, 1805–1847. "O Herbst" (a cappella chorus). Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847. Song Without Words, Op. 19b, No. 1. Robert Schumann, 1810-1856. Two Pieces from Phantasiestücke, Op. 12. "Des Abends". "Warum?". "Ich grolle nicht" from Dichterliebe, Op. 48. Six Pieces from Album for the Young, Op. 68. 1--Melody. 3--Humming Song. 6--Poor Orphan Child. 8--Wild Rider. 14--Little Etude. 17--Little Morning Wanderer. Frédéric Chopin, 1810-1849. Six Preludes from Op. 28. No. 1 in C major. No. 4 in E minor. No. 6 in B minor. No. 9 in E major. No. 17 in A-flat major. No. 20 in C minor. Four Mazurkas. No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 7, No. 1. No. 6 in A minor, Op. 7, No. 2. No. 37 in A flat major, Op. 59, No. 2. No. 49 in F minor, Op. posth. 68, No. 4. Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27, No. 2. Richard Wagner, 1813-1883. Prelude to Act I from Tristan und Isolde. Giuseppe Verdi, 1813–1901. Recitative and Duet (Rigoletto-Sparafucile) from Rigoletto. Clara Schumann, 1819–1896. Andante espressivo from Quatre Pièces fugitives, Op. 15. César Franck, 1822–1890. Moderato from Chorale No. 1 in E major for organ. Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897. "Wie Melodien zieht es mir," Op. 105, No. 1. Nos. 1, 2, 9, and 10 from Waltzes, Op. 39. Two Intermezzos. Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 76, No. 7. Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2. Sonata in F minor for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 1, first movement. Gabriel Fauré, 1845–1924. "Prison," Op. 83, No. 1 (1894). Hugo Wolf, 1860-1903. Two Songs. "Das verlassene Mägdlein". "In der Frühe". Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911. Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (score). Richard Strauss, 1864–1949. "Ruhe, meine Seele," Op. 27, No. 1. Amy Beach, 1867–1944. "Dark is the Night," from Three Songs, Op. 11.
Part V: MODERNISM.
Introduction. Claude Debussy, 1862-1918. Prélude à "L’Après-midi d’un faune". La cathédrale engloutie, from Preludes, Book I. Feuilles mortes, from Preludes, Book II. Alexander Skryabin, 1872–1915. No. 4 of Five Preludes, Op. 74. Arnold Schoenberg, 1874-1951. "Traumleben," Op. 6, No. 1. No. 1 of Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11. "Nacht" (passacaglia) from Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21. Piano Piece, Op. 33a. Charles Ives, 1874-1951. "The Cage". Maurice Ravel, 1875-1937. Sonatine, first movement. Béla Bartók, 1881-1945. Three Pieces from Mikrokosmos: Bulgarian Rhythm, Syncopation, Diminished Fifth. Music for String Instruments, Percussion, and Celesta, first movement (score). Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971. Le sacre du printemps, Introduction to Part II. Theme and Variations A, B, and C from Octet for Wind Instruments, second movement. Symphony of Psalms, first movement (vocal score). Pas-de-Quatre and Coda from Agon. Anton Webern, 1883-1945. Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5, fourth movement. "Wie bin ich froh!" No. 1 of Drei Lieder, Op. 25. Variations for Piano, Op. 27, second movement. Edgard Varèse, 1883–1965. Octandre, first movement. Alban Berg, 1885-1935. "Schlafend trägt man mich" from Vier Lieder, Op. 2. Lyric Suite for string quartet, first movement. Sergei Prokofiev, 1891–1953. Two pieces from Visions fugitives, Op. 22. No. 16. No. 18. Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963. "A Swan" from Six Chansons. Fuga prima in C from Ludus Tonalis. Aaron Copland, 1900–1990. Piano Variations, Theme and Variations 1–7. Ruth Crawford Seeger, 1901-1953. String Quartet 1931, third movement. Luigi Dallapiccola, 1904-1975. Quartina from Quaderno musicale di Annalibera. Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906–1975. "Ophelia’s Song" from Suite on Poems by A. Blok, Op. 127. Miriam Gideon, 1906–1996. "The Shooting Starres Attend Thee" from The Shooting Starres Attend Thee (song cycle). Olivier Messiaen, 1908–1992. Liturgie de cristal, first movement of Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Elliott Carter, b. 1908. Canaries, No. 7 from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani. Fratribute for piano. Milton Babbitt, b. 1916. "The Widow’s Lament in Springtime".
Part VI: BEYOND MODERNISM.
Introduction. Astor Piazzola, 1921–1992. No. 6 of Six Tango Etudes, for solo flute. György Ligeti, 1923–2006. Galamb Borong, from Études pour piano, deuxième livre. György Kurtág, b. 1926. Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánsky (excerpts), Op. 28, for string quartet. Terry Riley, b. 1935. In C. Steve Reich, b. 1936. Clapping Music for two performers. John Harbison, b. 1938. Variations I–VI, from Variations for clarinet in A, violin, and piano. Joan Tower, b. 1938. Wild Purple (excerpt), for solo viola. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, b. 1939. String Quartet No. 2, second movement. Fred Lerdahl, b. 1943. First String Quartet, Variations I–X. John Adams, b. 1947. "This is Prophetic" from Nixon in China. Kaija Saariaho, b. 1952. "Attente" from Quatre Instants.