Lecture 4 - February 11

Lecture 4 - February 11 - MUS 103 Lecture 4 February 11,...

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MUS 103 Lecture 4 February 11, 2009 The Medieval Epoch The period in European history from the fall of the Roman Empire (476) to the late 15 th century. It embraces the invention of music notation, the development of polyphony, the music of the Troubadours & Trouveres, the consolidation of the modes and meters, the cultivation of chant (or plainsong) in the Mass and Office, and the intertwining of secular and sacred music. Early medieval eras Singing was in monasteries, primarily monophonic Monks & nuns would perform entire groups of psalms all week by memory Spent more of their times in singing sessions The Divine Office : a set of 8 musical services scrupulously observed in Christian monasteries. They consisted on prayers, Bible readings, & the The Mass: daily musical commemoration of Christ’s last supper with the apostles on the night before his crucifixion Chants grouped into two categories o Proper of the Mass: the five Mass chants whose text & music vary from day to day. Chosen to venerate particular saints or holidays – proper for only certain days on the liturgical calendar o
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course MUS 103 taught by Professor Simona.morrison during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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