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Secular Music in the Middle Ages. Minstrels. Wandering musicians Versatile entertainers Sang Danced Juggled Tricks Animal acts Plays. Minstrels. News and gossip Also called jongleurs and jongleuresses. Troubadours. Poet-musicians Resided in courts

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minstrels
Minstrels
  • Wandering musicians
  • Versatile entertainers
    • Sang
    • Danced
    • Juggled
    • Tricks
    • Animal acts
    • Plays
minstrels1
Minstrels
  • News and gossip
  • Also called jongleurs and jongleuresses
troubadours
Troubadours
  • Poet-musicians
  • Resided in courts
  • Had members from all walks of life including nobility
  • Caled Minnesingers in Germany
song topics
Song Topics
  • Love songs
  • War songs
  • Political songs
  • Laments
  • Dance songs
  • Unrequited love
ars nova
Ars Nova
  • Start of the 14th century
  • Started in France, spread to Italy
  • Rise of secularism
  • Developed meter, harmony, and counterpoint
guillaume de machaut
Guillaume de Machaut
  • French
  • Cleric
  • Active in the court of the King of Bohemia and King of France
  • Wrote the first complete setting of the Mass
chanson
Chanson
  • Means: songs
  • Utilizes different forms
  • Based on text forms
instrumental music
Instrumental Music
  • Original focus on vocal music
  • Early prominence in dance music
  • Rarely written down
  • Usually improvised
medieval instruments
Medieval Instruments
  • Divided into categories of loud and soft