Music Lit Midterm - Medieval Period/Middle Ages-Year...

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Medieval Period/Middle Ages-Year 500-1450 Gregorian Chant/plain chant/Plain song-monophonic, unaccompanied  sacred song of the Western Christian Church Pope Gregory-in office 590-604 A.D. Credited with beginning the  collection and organization of the church music from throughout the  Christian world. Neumes-the name used for Gregorian chant notation Ligature-a connection of multiple notes on some way  Punctum-one square note Episema-away to show how a note is held in Gregorian chant. Vertical  line below the note or  Chant tone/Dominant/Recitation tone-all refer to the same note, a  fifth above the final Church Modes I, III, V, VII (Authentic) Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Plagal (hypo) Modes, II, IV, VI, VIII Hypodorian Hypophrygian  Hypolydian Hypomixolydian Transposed modes – Modes that are transposed into our system of key  signatures Organum- Harmony (an early form of polyphony)  
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course MUSC 118 taught by Professor Zirk during the Winter '08 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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