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Kenney, Duncan TA Laurence Young, F1 Mus15 W09 Music 15 Paper Music has an uncanny ability to evolve and change in very short periods of time. Although subject matter of the music changes at a much slower rate, the creation and addition of new musical forms and styles is incessantly evolving. As a result, music can be used as a historical indicator to not only view fundamental changes in society, but also allows one to gain unique insight from a distinctive and revealing point of view. For example, Hildegard’s Alleluia, o virga mediatrix , written in the late 12 th century, sounds almost bland and simple in comparison with Josquin’s Ave Maria , which was written roughly 300 years later, even though they are both sacred pieces about the Virgin Mary. Nonetheless, both composers implored different stylistic techniques and methods to compose their work, which can be attributed to the new additional styles that evolved over this short 300 year span. Like the majority of all music composed in the 12 th century, Hildegard’s Alleluia, o virga mediatrix was originally composed for the Church with intentions of serving the sensible purpose of allowing churchgoers to not only memorize the prayers more easily, but also to propel the sacred words throughout the large church so that everyone could
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