18_ASSIGNMENTS_MEDIEVAL_EUROPE - PLAIN CHANT WITH ORGANUM,...

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MEDIEVAL EUROPE: Note: These assignments are included in your notes for section 18, Medieval Europe. See your notes before attempting to complete them. ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE HILDEGARD OF BINGEN’S VIEWS ON MUSIC AND LIFE TO THOSE WE HAVE MET THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER. NOTE ESPECIALLY (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY!) THE IDEAS OF THE ANCIENT CHINESE, THE CLASSICAL GREEKS, AND THE EARLY CHRISTIANS. WHAT ABOUT THE VERY FIRST THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT MUSIC AND BIOMUSICALITY? ABOUT THE MUSIC OF PRE-HISTORIC AND ANCIENT PEOPLES? ASSIGNMENT 2: WHAT IS MONOPHONY? WHAT IS POLYPHONY? BRIEFLY DESCRIBE (IN YOUR OWN WORDS, NOT PROF GREENBERG’S!!) THE SOUND OF MUSIC AS IT DEVELOPED FROM PLAIN CHANT, TO
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Unformatted text preview: PLAIN CHANT WITH ORGANUM, TO FLORID ORGANUM, TO DESCANT STYLE USING MOVEMENT IN BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM VOICES. ASSIGNMENT 3: COMPARE BEOWULF, THE SONG OF ROLAND AND THE SONG OF THE NIBELUNGS TO OTHER EPICS WE HAVE SEEN DURING THIS COURSE (LIKE THE STORIES OF HOMER, AND THE INDIAN EPIC OF THE LIFE OF RAMA). WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON? WHAT, IF ANYTHING, IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THEM? ASSIGNMENT 4: THE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY PLAYS SUM UP THE WAY THAT PEOPLE THROUGH TIME HAVE USED MUSIC: THEY INCLUDE RELIGION, DRAMA, ENTERTAINMENT, AND THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL RELEASE THAT ONLY MUSIC CAN OFFER. AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT, GIVING REASONS....
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