The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Section XIV.—Course In Music. — Chapter XXXI.—The Degree of Bachelor of Music
Section XIV.—Course In Music.
Chapter XXXI.—The Degree of Bachelor of Music.
I. A candidate for the Degree of Bachelor of Music shall be required to pass the Matriculation Examination and the first section of the Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, and shall also be required to pass a preliminary examination in music, to write a musical exercise to the satisfaction of the examiners and to pass a final examination in music.
|2.||Counterpoint in not more than three parts.|
|3.||Harmony in not more than four parts.|
For the purposes of this examination, Acoustics shall be understood to include the following subjects: Sensation and external cause of sound. Mode of its transmission. Nature of wave-motion in general. Application of the wave theory to sound. Elements of a musical sound. Loudness and extent of vibration. Pitch and rapidity of vibration. Measures of absolute and of relative-pitch. Resonance. Analysis of compound sounds. Helmholtz's theory of musical quality. Motion of sounding strings. The pianoforte and other stringed instruments. Motion of sounding air-columns. Flue and reed stops of the organ. Orchestral wind instruments. The human Voice. Interference. Beats. Helmholtz's theory page 116 of consonance and dissonance. Combination tones. Consonant Chords. Construction of the musical scale. Exact and tempered intonation. Equal temperament. Systems of pitch notation.
No knowledge of mathematics beyond arithmetic shall be required to satisfy the examiners in this subject.
III. Any candidate may be admitted to the preliminary examination in music who has previously passed the Matriculation Examination; provided that at the time of announcing his intention of presenting himself for the preliminary examination in music he produces a certificate, signed by two or more trustworthy persons, that he has been studying or practising music for two years.
IV. The exercise must be a composition on a sacred or secular subject, written for the occasion, and such as would occupy about twenty minutes in performance, and must fulfil the following conditions:—1. That it comprises some portion for a solo voice, and Some portion for a chorus of five real vocal parts. 2. That it comprise some specimens of Canon and Fugue. 3. That the whole have an accompaniment for bowed instruments only, with or without organ.
The exercise may be sent in by the candidate at any time subsequently to his having passed the preliminary examination in music. The exercise must be sent to the Registrar of the University, and must be accompanied by a written declaration, signed by the candidate, that the work is his own unaided composition.
|1.||Counterpoint in not more than five parts.|
|3.||Canon in two parts.|
|4.||Fugue in two parts, especially as to the relation of Subject and Answer.|
|5.||Form in composition, as exemplified in the Sonata.|
|6.||The pitch and quality of the stops of the organ.page 117|
|7.||Such knowledge of the quality, pitch, and compass of orchestral instruments as is necessary for reading from score.|
|8.||The analysis of some classical composition, with regard to Harmony, and Form, the name of which will be announced by the Examiners at least six weeks before the date of the examination.|
VI. Any candidate may be admitted to the final examination in music who has previously passed the preliminary examination and has satisfied the Examiners with the exercise prescribed in Section IV., and who has also passed the first section of the examination for the degree or Bachelor of Arts.
VII. Candidates who intend to present themselves for examination, either at the preliminary or at the final examination, must give notice in writing to the Registrar not later than the first day of March in the year in which they intend to present themselves for examination.
VIII. Candidates who intend to present themselves for examination at the preliminary examination shall pay a fee of five guineas, and candidates who intend to present themselves for examination at the final examination shall pay a fee of ten guineas, at the time of giving notice to the Registrar of their intention to present themselves for examination.