TIMELINE - Ancient Sources. B.C. 1010 until A.D. 570 Music and ritual were closely connected Secular music was also used There is no written record of any composers or any musical works from this period
B.C. 1010 until A.D. 570
As long as you live, shine afflict yourself with nothing beyond measure Your life is of brief duration; time claims its tribute
concept of centralized government is credited to Charlemagne (742-814)
Pope Gregory and Gregorian Chant
born at Rome about 540; died 12 March 604.
So that (Ut) these your servants (Fa) may, with all their voice, resound (Re) your marvelous (Mi) exploits, clean (Sol) the guilt from our stained lips (La), O Saint John.)
UT queant laxis REsonare fibris
SOLve polluti LAbii reatum, Sancte Ioannes.
1. Ut - queant laxis
2. Re - sonare fibris
3. Mi - ra gestorum
4. Fa - muli tuorum
5. Sol - ve polluti
6. La -0 biireatum