MUH 2012-02 9-16-10

MUH 2012-02 9-16-10 - MUH 2012 Music in Western Culture...

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MUH 2012 Music in Western Culture Thursday, 16 September
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Introduction and Polonaise brillante, by Frédéric Chopin Mr. Greg Sauer, cello Dr. Heidi Louise Williams, piano
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importance of music to religious experience variety of expressions that music can bring to  spiritual life importance of Jewish/Christian tradition Psalms – songs from the Bible Mass – public worship of the historic church the musical Mass chant – the early music of the church Review
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Mass as art work, as well as liturgical material Renaissance church music became symbolic for sacred  music in later times scoring – intended for  a cappella  choirs (men and boys) rhythm – measured but not lively or dance-like melody – modeled natural inflections of phrases harmony – consonant, relaxed; not stressful or driving texture –  polyphony , simultaneous vocal melodies often based on successive parts entering in 
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course MUH MUH2012 taught by Professor Wright during the Fall '07 term at FSU.

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MUH 2012-02 9-16-10 - MUH 2012 Music in Western Culture...

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