Wonderful Song

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Wonderful Song

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA), Music Performance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This module is open to students majoring in music at their home institution only.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module description: This module explores a variety of approaches to contextualising, reading and performing
    songs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Some approaches are applicable to all of the repertory; others are unique
    to particular works, times and places. Songs to be studied include works by some or all of Mozart, Schubert,
    Schumann, Poulenc, Cole Porter, Astor Piazzolla, and Gerald Marks (the Sinatra version of 'All of Me')
    Two classes are devoted to student presentations.

    Teaching pattern: The module will be taught via ten two-hour lectures and ten seminars.

    Assessment: written examination/s; coursework;

    1 x 4000 word essay (100%) and two formative assessments (including tests on reading and listening assignments).
    In order to be eligible to submit their final summative essay, students must have completed the formative

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