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Ten Centuries of Classical Music

Course Times & Enrolment

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Course Summary

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.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed.

Content of Course

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.

Teaching method(s)

Illustrated lecture and group discussion.

Learning outcomes

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.


If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.