MUAR MIDTERM NOTES

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MUAR MIDTERM NOTES MEDIEVAL PERIOD (400-1400) Antiphon a genre of plainchant usually showing a simple melodic style with very few melismas (most of the time, it is one syllable per note ) Ars Antiqua “old art”; up until Organum Ars Nova “new art”; music was like science “intellectual”; starting from Motet Diatonic Scale 7 notes within an octave Genre a type of music; a way of classifying music Isorhythm Color – repetition of melodic notes Talea – repetition of rhythmic values Mass Music written for the Catholic service 5 parts of the Ordinary Mass: 1. Kyrie 2. Gloria 3. Credo 4. Sanctus 5. Agnus Dei Medieval modes Diatonic scales which are NEITHER major nor minor Melisma One syllable for many notes Motet consists of a traditional plainchant melody to which a composer has added a different melody sung to different words Octave Doe to doe (8 notes apart in the diatonic scale) Organum A genre from Medieval Period; consists of a traditional plainchant melody to which a composer has added a different
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course MUAR 211 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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