Bach and the Lutheran Passion MUSIC2004
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1 (Alternate Years)
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
A course designed to introduce students to a wide range of repertories and traditions centering around the two Passion settings of J.S. Bach.
10 x 2 hr lectures and 10 x 1 hr seminars over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus
Requirements of Entry
A Grade D3 or above in 40 credits of Level 1 Music Courses or be enrolled in the first year of a BMus.
Essay (1,500 words) - 50%
Seminar presentation of 10 minutes - 50%
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course will provide the opportunity to:
■ study the Passion tradition from the 16th-century up to Bach.
■ Engage with major baroque forms and genres that play a part in Bach's settings (e.g. opera, oratorio, cantata, concerto, motet, recitative).
■ Interpret the works of Bach in relation to issues of theology.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
■ Identify characteristics of some of the main genres and forms of the Baroque era.
■ Contextualise Bach's Passion settings and associated repertory.
■ Apply knowledge of the Lutheran tradition and its theological stances in both written and oral discussion.
■ Analyse the relationship between music and text as might be defined by composers, performers and listeners.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.