Ten Centuries of Classical Music

How has music changed over ten centuries? Come along and we’ll guide you through one piece of music for each century between 1000 – 2000.

By the end of this taster course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the stylistic and instrumental developments of Western classical music.

Ten Centuries of Classical Music

Room LG47, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Start date
1.5 hours
Day(s) and Times(s)
Mon 14 Aug, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Subject Area
Iain Matheson
Room LG47, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Time of Day

This session will offer a whistle-stop tour of Western classical music, from Gregorian chant, to minimalism, via the baroque, romanticism and impressionism. Expect to hear a taste of some well-known favourite pieces as well as discovering some less well-known composers.

Illustrated lecture and group discussion

If you feel you have specific requirements to enable you to study with us, please contact our Student Support Team by email StudentSupport.COL@ed.ac.uk or by phone 0131 650 4400 to arrange a confidential discussion. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010.