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Medieval Music. Church is the dominant patron Gregorian chant - most surviving MSS are monophonic -Gregory, Hildegard Polyphony used (rarely) to decorate chant - Leonin, Machaut Some secular music survives - Troubadours & trouv ères. Renaissance Music. Church continues as dominant patron

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medieval music
Medieval Music
  • Church is the dominant patron
  • Gregorian chant- most surviving MSS are monophonic-Gregory, Hildegard
  • Polyphony used (rarely) to decorate chant- Leonin, Machaut
  • Some secular music survives- Troubadours & trouvères
renaissance music
Renaissance Music
  • Church continues as dominant patron
  • Secular princes and middle class patrons
  • Polyphony more common- ideal is 4 a cappella equal voices- imitation is frequently used- text matters (word painting used)
  • Madrigals are important secular form
  • Josquin, Palestrina, Weelkes
the baroque era
The Baroque Era
  • New era, begins, c. 1600 (or earlier)
  • Northern Italy
  • Highly expressive style (continues elements of Renaissance, but often carried to extremes)
  • Monumental (large-scale designs)
  • Very ornate details
  • Dynamic & active
the baroque the arts
The Baroque & the Arts
  • “Barroco” = misshapen pearl
  • Negative connotation of “Baroque”
  • Dynamic, active shapes
  • Extreme contrasts
  • Emotion favored over classical balance/control
the baroque music traits
“The Baroque” – Music Traits
  • c. 1600-1750
  • Emphasis on expression
  • New texture (soprano vs. bass)
  • Basso continuo (instrumental foundation)
  • Voices & Instruments mix
  • Instrumental music now equal
  • Old style (Palestrina style) still used
sources of the early baroque style
Sources of the early Baroque Style
  • Florentine Camerata – sought to recapture the expressive power of Ancient music
  • Greek Drama – included sung text
  • “Monody” – solo voice w/ accompaniment
  • Stile rappresentativo – flexible style of solo singing used on the stage
  • Two vocal styles- Recitative (recitativo = “recited”)- Aria ( = “song” or “ayre”)
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St. Mark’s (Venice) – choir loft

Sound Example:Giovanni Gabrieli - Canzon in the 7th tone for 8 parts

orfeo 1607
Orfeo (1607)
  • 1st important opera to survive
  • Premiered at Court of Mantua (1607)
  • Libretto – based on Greek legend of “Orpheus and Euridice”
  • Total theatrical experience – singing, orchestra, acting, costumes, dancing, stagecraft, etc.
claudio monteverdi 1567 1643
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
  • 1st great composer of the Baroque era
  • Composed both secular and sacred works
  • Composer of 1st important opera (Orfeo)
  • Successor to Giovanni Gabrieli at St. Mark’s (Venice)
monteverdi orfeo youtube excerpts
Monteverdi, Orfeo(YouTube excerpts)
  • Orfeo - "Toccata" and "Dal mio Permesso" (first solo) (Listening Guide, p. 120)
  • Orfeo - Dance (Act I)
  • Orfeo - Arrival of Messenger into "Tu se' morta" (Act II) (Listening Guide, p. 121)
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