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Stephen Taylor
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Assignment for Tuesday, January 26
For next Tuesday, please acquire the "Five Graphic Music Analyses" by Schenker if you haven't already done so, and study carefully his analysis of the Bach WTC I Prelude in C major - it's the second analysis in his book. Try playing the piece at the piano, ...
For next Tuesday, please acquire the "Five Graphic Music Analyses" by Schenker if you haven't already done so, and study carefully his analysis of the Bach WTC I Prelude in C major - it's the second analysis in his book. Try ...
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Stephen Taylor
Professor of Composition-Theory
School of Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Director, Illinois Modern Ensemble
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www.stephenandrewtaylor.net
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Fritz Wunderlich singing Schumann's Dichterliebe , accompanied by Hubert Giesen.
Fritz Wunderlich singing Schumann's Dichterliebe, accompanied by Hubert Giesen.
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Course introductions
Please write a short comment to this post, telling everyone a little about yourself: what is your instrument or voice type, program of study, where you are from, and what you are hoping to learn from this course. Any favorite pieces you are thinking about d...
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Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:50 pm Music Building room 4033 (CAMIL computer lab) Stephen Taylor, office MB 4030 office hours Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm, and by appointment Course Description Extensive study of the formal structure of representative musica...
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:50 pm Music Building room 4033 (CAMIL computer lab) Stephen Taylor, office MB 4030 office hours Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm, and by appointment Course Description Extensive study of the formal s...
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Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time
Excellent recording with score;  the YouTube link has detailed notes and starting times for each movement.
Excellent recording with score;  the YouTube link has detailed notes and starting times for each movement.
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Quick Sibelius shortcuts
Click in an empty part of the bar to select the whole bar For note entry, click on a rest Option-click anything to copy it R = repeat (either for notes or whole bars) K = key signature Q = clef T = time signature S = slur; use space or shift-space to make t...
Click in an empty part of the bar to select the whole bar For note entry, click on a rest Option-click anything to copy it R = repeat (either for notes or whole bars) K = key signature Q = clef T = time signature S = slur; us...
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Dichterliebe translations
If you haven't already looked up translations for the German poems (they are beautiful), you can try these translations .
If you haven't already looked up translations for the German poems (they are beautiful), you can try these translations.
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Assignment for January 21
If you haven't done so already, please listen to the entire  Dichterliebe  cycle (about a half hour). Also, please either print out or get from the library the score, so you have it for class. Then, read Berthold Hoeckner's article, "Paths through  Dichterl...
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Course Schedule
Week 1 Tue 19 Jan: Introduction to Schenker : Bach WTC I (and maybe Chopin Prelude no. 1) Thu 21 Jan: Schumann,Dichterliebe, songs 1-3 Week 2 Tue 26 Jan: Dichterliebe, songs 4-8 Thu 28 Jan: Dichterliebe, songs 9-12 Week 3 Tue 2 Feb: Dichterliebe, songs 13-1...
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Hey John Hummel - have you seen this?
In this experiment, a crow observes an 8-part puzzle. Watch what he does next.
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Harp Wednesday morning, 9:30 am!
Molly Madden has graciously agreed to show us some techniques for harp writing on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am - I hope some of you are able to write for her for the Saturday 1 pm concert!
Molly Madden has graciously agreed to show us some techniques for harp writing on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am - I hope some of you are able to write for her for the Saturday 1 pm concert!
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Unofficial rules for handwritten notation
My unofficial rules for writing music by hand: Always use a straight edge for stems and beams. Beams should be thicker than stems. Stems should extend an octave above or below their notehead. For the middle line and higher, stems go down; below the middle l...
My unofficial rules for writing music by hand: Always use a straight edge for stems and beams. Beams should be thicker than stems. Stems should extend an octave above or below their notehead. For the middle line and higher, ...
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What, really?  Unless part extraction's needed, I find handwriting as fast as computer.  But I'll grant that computer is faster if it's only noteheads, hairpins, and dynamics.  Anything unusual is buried deep in menus, but flows just as quickly from the pencil.
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    Associate Professor, 2005 - present
  • Assistant Professor, 2001 - 2005
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