MUSP4534 - Composition A


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 days

Course content

The focus is concentrated on counterpoint and modal harmonisation.

Learning outcome

The course should provide practices for students in the composition of different kinds of movements for ecclesiastical use.


The student:

  • has knowledge about 1500 century vocal polyphony based on the Palestrina style.


The candidate:

  • has experience in arranging and composing ecclesiastical every day music
  • can write down exercises and simple motets in two-, three- and four-part counterpoint.
  • can draw lines from the basic composition techniques into her/his own compositions.

Learning methods and activities

Group instruction - 1 hour pr. week for 24 weeks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assessments
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

The student must have passed a defined number of assessments prior to the exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Church Music (ÅKIRKMUS)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed MUSP4152 or MUSP4161 or corresponding course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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