Italian Musical Loan Words 97501022 Sharon Lien
Why are there so many musical words came from Italian? • Western music began from Church music. From 6 century Pope Gregory I’s Gregorian Chant, Church had great influence over music.
Because early in the fourteen century, people in Florence begin to used Italian create their music works, and many early musician in Renaissance are Italians. Italian musical terms spread widely in Europe. • Mozart had use German to create his works, but people think it was not elegant since Italian is more similar to Latin. After this tragedy, people all used Italian to create music works.
Conclusion • Since the early development in music, there are many musical terms originated from Italy. • Because music is still developing, there are more and more musical terms that are not from Italian.