This lecture begins with a review of all the musical forms previously discussed in class: sonata-allegro, rondo, theme and variations, and fugue. Professor Wright then moves on to discuss the final form that will be taught before the students' next exam: ostinato. With the aid of music by Pachelbel, Purcell, and a few popular artists, Professor Wright shows the multitude of ways in which the ostinato bass has been used throughout the past several centuries. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Review of Musical Forms 05:19 - Chapter 2. Multiple Themes within Beethoven's Third Symphony 22:57 - Chapter 3. The Ostinato Form in Purcell's Opera 42:12 - Chapter 4. The Pachelbel Canon and Conclusion
This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music. The musical novice is introduced to the ways in which music is put together and is taught how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles, from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues.