music test 2 - LESSON 4 Test 2 notes Periods of music...

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LESSON 4 Test 2 notes Periods of music history Middle Ages 400-1400 Renaissance 1400-1600 Baroque 1600-1750 Classical 1750-1800 19 th cent. “Romantic”1800-1900 20 th cent. 1900-2000 21 st cent. 2000-present The middle Ages Begins (politically) with the FALL OF ROME (conquered by the Barbarians in 476 AD) Middle of what? Between Ancient Greek/Roman civilization and Renaissance. o Called “Middle Ages” by Renaissance historians. o Also called the “Dark Ages” or “Medieval” era o A time of wars, plagues, roving Barbarians. o Many great cultural achievements in art, literature, music and architecture. o Read Kamien pp. 59-61 for more background on the Middle Ages Middle Ages and the Church o “Age of Faith” Catholic Church played a dominant role in medieval life. Literacy limited to Monks and Nuns, sometimes the noble classes. o Most surviving music from the middle Ages was written for use in the Catholic Church. o Gregorian Chant Also called “plainchant” or simply “chant” Largest surviving repertory of medieval music Called “Gregorian” because of the legend surrounding its creation by Pope Gregory the Great (Pope from 590-613 AD) Pope Gregory and the Dove – one of many medieval representations of Gregory’s divine inspiration in “composing” the chants of the Roman Catholic Church. More on Chant Not concert music – “functional” music Written for the Catholic Mass (public workshop service) or Divine office (services for monks and nuns)
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LESSON 4 Purposes of Chant - Text projection - Make service more pleasing to God Not “composed” in the modern sense of the word, but
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