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Music Tripos, 2005-06: Notice

The Faculty Board of Music give notice that they have prescribed the following papers and subjects for the Music Tripos in 2005-06 (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 343):

Part IA

Paper 3. Historical subjects I

Case studies in the history of opera

Paper 4. Historical and cultural studies

A.Introduction to twentieth-century music
B.Dialogues in world music

Part IB

Papers 6-12. Additional papers

(A) Historical topics

6.Sacred polyphony of the Early Renaissance
7.Degeneration and regeneration
8.Diaghilev
9.Jazz
11.Ethnomusicology: aspects of Middle Eastern music
12.French music, text, and theatre from Carmen to the present day

(B) Other topics

10.Introduction to music and science

Part II

Papers 8-17. Additional papers

8.Notation: Parisian polyphony
9.The string quartet in the eighteenth century: models of language and social behaviour
10.Orientalism and the Western canon
11.Richard Strauss's 'Indian Summer'
12.Shostakovich and his world
13.Sight of sound
14.Film music
15.Perception and performance
16.Klezmer
17.Choral studies

Candidates for Part IB must offer at least one paper from Section A (Historical topics) of the additional papers (see p. 666).

All papers are examined by a three-hour written examination with the exception of the following:

Part IB, Paper 11, Ethnomusicology: Aspects of Middle Eastern music.

The examination will consist of a written paper of two hours' duration, marked as two thirds of the whole paper, together with submission of a transcription of recorded music and an essay of not more than 1,500 words, marked as one third of the paper.

Part II, Paper 15, Perception and performance.

The examination will consist of a written paper of two hours' duration together with the submission of a written report, each of which counts as 50% of the overall mark.

Part II, Paper 17, Choral studies.

The examination will consist of a written paper of two hours' duration, marked as two thirds of the whole paper, and either a practical examination or submitted work, marked as one third of the paper.


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Cambridge University Reporter 18 May 2005
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