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Music 15 - Music15 11:07:00AM Announcements www.music15.com o 1stpaperduenextweek(1/22 o Comparetwopieces HildegardvonBinge,AlleluiaOvirga

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Music 15 3/10/2009 11:07:00 AM Announcements www.music15.com     o many course materials there Friday deadline for buying concert tickets 1 st  paper due next week (1/22): o Compare two pieces: Hildegard von Binge, “Alleluia O virga…” Josquin, “Ave Maria” Showing  o Next Thursday afternoon 1/22 Check Gaucho space for summaries and terms Videos shown in class are on youtube under music15music “Forces” Term used to refer to the collection of people and/or instruments Concert Etiquette Concert attire: nice casual Arrive early and read program Remain for entire concert Wait until a “piece concludes” before you  “Movements” Long sections (3-4) in some classical pieces Common Tempos
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Presto           very fast Allegro          fast Andante        walking speed Moderato       moderate speed Adagio           slow Largo             very slow Form Basic structure of a musical work, its plan How music proceeds in time Looks at major sections of a piece ( what does a section consist of? ) Describes repetition and contrast with o Letters of alphabet (e.g. ABA, ABACA) o Title of the form (ternary form) o Both (ABA=ternary form) The Middle Ages Why sacred music in music 15? o c. 850: earliest notation (notation – way of writing down music) o Catholic church was center of learning and  literacy o Trained in music Trained in writing notation  o So most  preserved  music from Middle Ages is  sacred Sacred : religious or spiritual in nature Secular : Not religious or spiritual in nature
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First Genre: Plainchant Aka: Gregorian chant and chant The earliest genre in Western tradition for which we have a written record Sung prayer Practical purposes:  o Memory aid o Vocal projection Characteristics o Rhythm : no regular accented beats; simple, kind of free o Language : Latin o Melody : pitches close to one another (conjunct), not leaping (disjunct),  so easy to sing o Text setting : includes melismas Melisma  1 syllable sung to many pitches (noun) adjectives: melismatic : music with many pitches per 1 syllable syllabic : music with most 1 pitch per 1 syllable o Musical texture : monophony  (Musical) Texture term that refers to what is happening in the music at any given time: o what  is going on o how much  is going on In other words, texture refers to: o Layers  in the music or
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o Thickness  of music Monophony Simplest texture Single melody; no other pitches
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Music 15 - Music15 11:07:00AM Announcements www.music15.com o 1stpaperduenextweek(1/22 o Comparetwopieces HildegardvonBinge,AlleluiaOvirga

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