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Pastoral Music


PAMU 001/002 Introduction to Pastoral Music I (0.5 per semester)
This course is a practicum on basic vocal production skills: posture, breath support, diction. Careful attention is given to matching pitch, singing melodies in unison and alone. Some consideration is also given to reading basic written notation. Pass/Fail.

PAMU 003/004 Introduction to Pastoral Music II (0.5 per semester)
The course is a practicum that reviews basic vocal production skills. Attention is given to matching pitch, if necessary. The instruction then proceeds to singing, writing and recognizing intervals - both written and sung. Singing/chanting alone and in the class ensemble are encouraged. Pass/Fail.

PAMU 501/502 Pastoral Music I (0.5 per semester)
The course is a practicum that introduces aspects of chanting both in English and Latin. Attention is also given to reading both modern and Gregorian notation. Pass/Fail.

PAMU 601/602 Pastoral Music II (0.5 per semester)
The course surveys the normative documents on liturgical music and includes musical examples to illustrate the points made in the discussion of the documents. Pass/Fail.

PAMU 701/702 Pastoral Music III (0.5 per semester)
The course is a practicum for learning to chant the deacon/priest chants for: the Divine Office, Benediction, Exultet, Marian antiphons, introductory and penitential rites for Mass, the concluding rite at Mass, and the General Intercessions for Good Friday. Pass/Fail.

PAMU 801/802 Pastoral Music IV (0.5 per semester)
The course is a practicum for learning the deacon/priest chants of the Mass including the Eucharistic Prayers. Review sessions for the Exultet, and the Good Friday/Holy Saturday liturgies will be included. The Sequences for Easter, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, and the chant of the Gospel will be studied. Pass/Fail.

 
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