Music 110 Test 2

Music 110 Test 2 - Music 110 Test 2 MUSICAL STYLE Style- a...

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Music 110 Test 2 MUSICAL STYLE Style- a characteristic way of treating various musical elements: melody, rhythm, tone color, dynamics, harmony, texture, and form Particular way these elements are combines can result in distinctive or unique sound Western periods: o Middle ages (450-1450) o Renaissance (1450-1600) o Baroque (1600-1750) o Classical (1750-1820) o Romantic (1820-1900) o Twentieth century o 1945 to present Music in the Middle Ages (450-1459) First period of noted music Music is centered around the church Instruments were frowned upon because of their use in pagan rituals After 1000, organs and bells became increasingly common in the church Sacred music and secular music Gregorian Chant Official music of the Roman Catholic Church o Melody set to sacred text of Latin and sung without accompaniment (monophonic) o Calm, unworldly quality; represented the voice of the church o Move step by step with narrow pitches
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o Named after Pope Gregory I (the Great) who reorganized the Catholic liturgy; 1 st chants o Church Modes Ternary (Three Part): A B A o A- statement o B- contrast or departure o A- return (which is usually varied) A and B can be of equal or unequal lengths Transition from A to B can vary from piece to piece
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course MUSC 110 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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