A History of Western Classical Music

Gregorian Chant

This course covers the development of Western Classical Music from the earliest records of Gregorian Chant to the contemporary music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Over 10 weekly session, the course will introduce you to the styles and developments that each musical era brought with it. Those that wish to join the 'Piece a Week' Music Appreciation course will find that the knowledge gained in this course will stand them in very good stead.

Week1: Gregorian Chant

Week 2: The Beginning of Polyphony / 9th and 10th Centuries

Week 3: 11th, 12th and 13th Centuries

Week 4: The Renaissance

Week 5: The Baroque

Week 6: The Classical Period

Week 7: The Romantic Period

Week 8: Late Romantics

Week 9: The 20th Century

Week 10: Where to now?