Lecture 5 - Feburary 16

Lecture 5 - Feburary 16 - Lecture 5 MUS 103 February 16,...

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Lecture 5 MUS 103 February 16, 2009 Transition of music from introversive (refers to itself) to extroversive (music based on symbol s and signs) This transformation was caused by two things 1. Musical naming 2. Musical mimesis a. Oppositve of ares perfeca, music referring to something outside of itself, ex: madrigalism o Introversive music: refers to itself New composition, Madrigal , began around 1520 Birth of explicit word painting techniques Literary attempt to write more florid poetry Become much more experimental New types of musical language 6-note clusters: distinguished by note they begin on o Dorian o Starts on D o So first step is whole, second is whole o Pheygian o Starts on E o Half step, whole step (reverse of Dorian) o Lydian o Mixolydian o Differences: o Placement of half step versus the whole step (half steps between E/F and B/C) o Starting note o Medieval and renaissance period, composers working with these four clusters o But it expanded during the renaissance In the 16 th and 17 th centuries European composers gradually shifted their preferences away from the Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, & Mixolydian modes and began to concentrate on two new modes: the Aeolian and Ionian modes. The Aeolian mode is a scale running from A to A on the piano keys; the Ionian mode is a scale running from C to C. The Aeolian scale is the forerunner of the present minor
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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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