Listening Journal 3

Listening Journal 3 - Brianna Berg 16 November 2007 Dave...

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Brianna Berg 16 November 2007 Dave Wells Section 307 Journals 46-60 Antiphon for Easter Sunday in Praise of Mary by the Choir of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle This chant piece was an integral part of religious worship in the Roman Catholic Church. It is monophonic and very smooth and fluid. There is little range and it is nonmetric because it flows with the rhythm of the lyrics, which are the most important part of Chant music. This is also why the tune is so simple. Lastly, this piece is syllabic because the syllables directly correspond with a single note. Kyrie eleison: “Magnae Deus potentiae” Unlike the last piece, this piece is melismatic because the syllables are sung over many notes instead of there being a direct correspondence between notes and syllables. Furthermore, the vowels appear to be more melismatic than the consonants. This is a two part chant that, like the last, has a smooth and flowing texture with little pitch variation. The words are still the most important part of the song but because it is melismatic, the words with more notes to them are clearly more important and therefore emphasized. This song is metric because there are clear ends to phrases, sometimes in the middle of words like “eleison.” “Benedicta es” by The Tallis Scholars This chant piece is similar to Gregorian Chant but is not from that time period and is classified solely as chant because it is not specifically part of the Catholic liturgy. It is
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very monophonic even though there is more than one singer and, again, the texture is very smooth and flowing with little pitch variation. It is syllabic, and there is no sense of rhythm, rather the rhythm is dictated by the words. The long notes signify the end of a phrase, otherwise the notes are all the same length. This song does not convey much feeling or mood. “Gloria” from Missa Benedicta es by the The Tallis Scholars This Renaissance sacred polyphonic piece is part of the second part of the Ordinary of the Mass and is based on the previous chant, “Benedicta es.” It is a 6 voice piece where the voices all enter separately. At times they are working together but mostly the voices work separately to make chords and harmony. At other times several singers are imitating each other. There is clear emphasis on the phrase “laudamus te” because the parts all line up to create homophony here. The texture is much fuller than anything else so far but it is still very smooth and flowing. However, the range of pitches is much larger due to the addition of a female soprano singer. It sounds very professional
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