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Music of the

Music of the

Middle Ages


Middle ages

Middle Ages


Middle ages1

(Medieval Period)

Middle Ages


Middle ages2

(Medieval Period)

Relatively small feudalistic territories formed in the absence of Roman imperial protection. Christianity continued to spread over Europe under Roman Catholic authority. Widespread illiteracy in absence of printed material. Books were handmade and very expensive.

Middle Ages


Feudalism

Relatively small areas of land controlled by local "warlords", "land barons", etc., who provided protection for residents on his lands in exchange for tribute.

Feudalism


Gregorian chant

(Plainchant, Plainsong)

Single unaccompanied melody over sacred text in Latin. Comprised total musical content of Catholic worship in early medieval period. Named for Pope Gregory I

(reigned 590-604) who codified them during the sixth-century, establishing uniform usage throughout the Western Church.

Gregorian Chant


Hymn to st john ut queant laxis

  • Ut queant laxis

  • Resonare fibris

  • Mira gestorum

  • Famulituorum

  • Solve poluti

  • Labii reatum

  • Sancte Johannes

Hymn to St. John

(Ut Queant Laxis)


Gregorian chant1

(Plainchant, Plainsong)

Listening: Hymn to St. John (“Ut Queant Laxis” Fowler, p. 384).

Gregorian Chant


Organum

Chant with two or more voice parts moving at first in parallel perfect intervals. This style eventually became known as "Ars Antiqua" (the old art).

  • a. parallel- separate parts move together, same direction and distance.

  • b. melismatic- one part fixed, the other moves, especially on one syllable.

Organum


Evolution of

Notation

Heighted Neumes- symbols (ecphonetic notation) around a single line drawn over the text for pitch reference. More lines were gradually added for more accurate pitch reference, leading to the development of the modern staff.

Evolution of


Evolution of1

Notation

Heighted Neumes

12th Century

Evolution of


Evolution of2

Notation

Heighted Neumes

13th Century

Evolution of


Music of the

Ars Nova

“The New Art,” addition of rhythmic notation which began with the composers Leonin and Perotin in the “Notre Dame School” (Paris).


Ars nova and the notation of rhythm

Listening: Perotin’s Viderunt Omnes. Example: Melismatic Organum, Ars Nova.

Ars Nova

and the Notation of Rhythm


Secular music

  • Troubadors- medieval folk musicians of southern France (Provence) and England.

  • Trouveres- medieval folk musicians northern France.

  • Minnesingers- medieval folk musicians of Germanic northern Europe.

Secular Music


Prendes i garde be on your guard

Take care, lest anyone see us

If someone sees us, tell me.

It’s just there in that wooded grove.

Take care, lest anyone see us.

That pleasant lass was looking after the animals,

“Charming brunette, I would like to meet with you”

Take care lest anyone see us,

If someone sees us, tell me.

Prendes i Garde

(Be on your guard)


Secular music1

Troubadors

Listening: Guillaume d’Amien’s Prendes i Garde (Fowler, pp. 386-387). Example: Troubador 13th century monophonic song.

Secular Music


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