Music History a look into the Medieval and Renaissance period
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DESCRIPTIONMusic History a look into the Medieval and Renaissance period. By Mr. Evans. Do Now!!!. What constitutes good music? How is it made? Do you need a degree to make it? If not, why? How does it sound? When does it sound bad?. Lets find out . Important Dates and Literature Medieval. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Music History a look into the Medieval period
Music Historya look into the Medieval and Renaissance period
By Mr. Evans
Do Now!!!What constitutes good music?How is it made?Do you need a degree to make it? If not, why?How does it sound?When does it sound bad?
Lets find out Important Dates and LiteratureMedievalThe Medieval period was within 500-1400 A.D.Key composers and events in this period are; 6th Century Rule of St. Benedict7th Century Ordo Romanus1360 Missa Notre Dame13th Century Bamberg CodexMedieval vocal music had three different vocal parts, composed one at a time.Medieval composers where not interested in chords, more single voices.
Khosrovidukht an Armenian hymnographer and poet who lived during the 8th century. One of the earliest women musicians, she is recorded as having been a member of the royal family, but here accounts differ as to her historical importance. Some sources hold that in the 8th-century, her brother was abducted by Muslim Arabs; following this, she was taken to the fortress of Ani-Kamakh, now known as Kemah, where she lived in isolation for twenty years.Khosrovidukht is reputed to be the composer of a arakan, or canonical hymn, titled "Zarmanali e Ints" ("Wondrous it is to me"). According to some sources, it honors the memory of her brother, who was assassinated in 737 for converting to Christianity. Although the subject of the piece is secular, it was sanctioned for use in services by the Armenian Church.
Important dates and LiteratureRenaissanceRenaissance means rebirth Is the name of a European cultural period that falls between the Middle Ages and the Baroque era.Describes a style of philosophy:Visual artsArchitectureTheaterLitertureMusic for this period.Musical styles moved to Renaissance from Medievel around 1450 and lasted to 1600.Vocal music ruled in the early Renaisance.
continuedMotets and masses where common in church.Secular music was common as wellThis is when three or four parts are played with no music.Renaissance vocal music four or more vocal parts were written together. Each part imitated the voice before it, using the same words.Renaissance composers where interested in chords.Style of music used polyphony.In the late Renaissance, composers usually doubled the vocal instruments in band arrangements. So instrument players usually didnt have any music to play.Music for instruments didnt get composed until 1511.Michael Praetorius wrote the book Syntagma musicum (Treatuse of Music) in 1618Polyphony is a texture consisting of two or more independent melodic voices, as opposed to music with just one voice (monophony) or music with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords. Motet/Mass an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century Continued.Renaissance musicians played organ, harpsichord, sackbut(trombone), Cornetto(a small, slightly curved trumpet without a bell)Recorder fluteKrummhornOccasions HarpViolaThe lute ( a long necked, oval-bodied, guitar-like instrument with many strings) was an instrument for royal courtsInstruments of this time where also used for social gatherings.Improvisation gave way to the standard of European dance forms.YouTube - Carl Orff: Carmina BuranaComposersLeonel Power (1370 to 1385 5 June 1445) was an English composer of the late Medieval and early Renaissance eras. Along with John Dunstaple, he was one of the major figures in English music in the early 15th century.YouTube - Alma Redemptoris MaterJohn Dunstaple or Dunstable (c. 1390 24 December 1453 was an English composer of polyphonic music of the late medieval era and early Renaissance. He was one of the most famous composers active in the early 15th century, a near-contemporary of Leonel Power, and was widely influential, not only in England but on the continent, especially in the developing style of the Burgundian School.YouTube - Veni Creator Spiritus @ Notre-Dame de ParisRelated Videos
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