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The Middle Ages
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11. The Culture of the Middle Ages Spans nearly 1,000 years (450-1450) Life was often short and hard Early Christian church and state Most patronage (sponsorship) from the church Most surviving music is sacred Later Middle Ages: cities, cathedrals, art, and literature
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Medieval Genres (c.500-1450) Chant Organum Motet Troubadour song Chanson
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PLAINCHANT “Gregorian Chant” Liturgical – music carries text and organizes the ritual Office – daily prayers MASS (the most important ritual of Roman Catholic Church) Ordinary - texts that do not change Proper - text for the Mass that changes daily Oral transmission --> notes (neumes)
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Text setting syllabic-one note per syllable neumatic- several notes per syllable melismatic- many notes per syllable Form Responsorial Antiphonal
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Kyrie Eleison Ordinary Greek prayer for mercy Ternary form Kyrie eleison x 3 Christe eleison x 3 Kyrie eleison x 3 Triple repetition represents trinity Responsorial form (soloist-chorus)
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Life in the Medieval Cloister Cloister Monastery Convent
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course EMUS 3822 taught by Professor Hagen during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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