CHAPTER 8. MUSIC IN MEDIEVAL PARIS: POLYPHONY AT NOTRE DAME. Notre Dame. Notre Dame, the cathedral of Paris, stood in the middle of the city and was home to important composers of polyphony including Leoninus and Perotinus.
MUSIC IN MEDIEVAL PARIS:
POLYPHONY AT NOTRE DAME
A thirteenth-century manuscript preserving Leoninus’ organum for Christmas, Viderunt omnes
The pre-existing chant is on staves 2, 4, 6, 8 etc. while Leoninus’ newly created voice is above it on staves 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. At the word “dominus” we see a clausula. Here Leoninus shifts from organum purum to discant.
Rhythmic modes with their respective ligature patterns and their resolutions in modern rhythmic values