Lecture Six - Lecture Six 9/8/10 Ch. 8: Medieval Music...

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Lecture Six 9/8/10 Ch. 8: Medieval Music (474-1475) The various roles music played in The Monastery The Cathedral The Court Musical Instruments The Monastery - life in the monastery followed a very strict code of behavior and an order of worship that followed the hours of the day. People either chose this way of life, or were put into it unexpectedly. It was a simple life of work and worship. People in the monastery received an education: they read and copied scriptures, therefore knew how to read and write. This was a big deal because most people, even the noble ones, were illiterate in this time. Example of schedule: 4:00 get up and sing psalms 5:00 sing psalms 6:00 psalms 7:00 etc. Mass service at 9:00 the highlight of the day! They used Plainsong to sing these psalms. This evolved into a written collection of music called Gregorian Chant . It is a large body of unaccompanied vocal music set to Latin text that were written for the Roman Catholic Church starting very early in the church’s history. Written for 15 centuries. (named for Pope
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Lecture Six - Lecture Six 9/8/10 Ch. 8: Medieval Music...

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