Organology (historical part)

lmusi1520  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Organology (historical part)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
Ceulemans Anne-Emmanuelle;
Main themes
History of the instruments of Western music from the Middle Ages to the Present.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Knowledge of musical instruments and their history.
The course shows the evolution of instruments in the history of Western music. It consists of a presentation based on many documents and iconographic sound. Each instrument is presented in its socio-cultural and musical, so that students can identify the resources and limitations. A portion of the course is devoted to the reading of scores, to show how the instruments are operated in the orchestra and various instrumental formations.
As part of the course, a visit to the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels or to instrument workshops are possible.
A personal paper written by the students, dedicated to a musical instrument and based on multilingual specialised literature, is required.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures illustrated with Powerpoint presentations.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The evaluation is based on following criteria :
  • a written paper;
  • oral examination on the course content, the auditory identification of musical instruments and the observation capabilities of instruments not studied during the course.
Other information
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.
Online resources
Syllabus on Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Minor in Musicology

Certificat universitaire en musicologie (fondements)

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology