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MUSA 2405 Music and the Jesuit Tradition (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course views the broad and ongoing tradition of the Jesuits and music by means of a team-taught approach and including historical/archival considerations, analysis, and performance. A rich tradition with music accompanies the Jesuit mission since the founding of the Society of Jesus in 1540. Most research has concentrated on the Baroque period, but recently the late Renaissance tradition has undergone scrutiny by such scholars as Michael Noone.The course will look at many of the prominent composers who worked for the Jesuits, including a modern revival of this tradition manifested in the compositions of several Boston College composers.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., Michael Noone and Christopher Willcock

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: TMST7103

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13