University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Merriment and Melancholy: Thomas Campion, John Dowland, and the Humours in the English Ayre

Instructor:
Cynthia Anne of Silver Lakes


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
606
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
8/99
Room:
Band
Course Category:
Performing Arts
Track:
Music and Bardic 2
Description
This class focuses on sixteenth-century understanding of the four humors and their medicinal relationship to music. I will be focusing primarily on the music of two Lute Song composers, Thomas Campion and John Dowland, as well as some practical music concepts found in Thomas Morley's Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Music as they pertain to the humors. I plan to record the session (primarily for improvement purposes! :D). I will provide PDFs of all materials for the class, as well as a .docx or PDF outline of the material covered.