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Middle ages Music


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5p_U8J0iRQ



How is this music different than
classical music works from other periods?

- Instrumentation?

- Monophony

- Musical Lines

- Rhythm

Sacred music was notated at this time. The primary musicians at this time were the religious clergy. (For example,
Hildegard von Bingen). They recorded sacred music.

Example of written music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkpFB6urAEE&feature=related







Music was acapella

Characteristics of Gregorian Chant

Otherworldy

the "Voice of the Church"

No rhythm

Moved by step (Piano example)

Simple to sing

Church Modes
(Piano examples)


SECULAR MUSIC




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvaRMZPROSo

Secular music included instruments like the fiddle, pipes, reed instruments

Troubadours

Knights and love songs

Minstrels (Musicians/Acrobats on par with slaves. No rights. Human Newspaper)
Played horns fiddles and lutes.



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