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Unformatted text preview: o Romantic: 1820-1900 o Post-romantic and impressionist period: 1890-1915 o 20 th century and beyond: 1900-present • The Middle Ages (476-1450) o What remains? Fragments from Babylonia, sumeria, Egypt, Greece o Depictions of instruments and performers o Fall of the Roman Empire in 476 C.E. o Importance of Religion Lecture 4 9/6/07 Rise of monasteries o Neumes o Later middle ages Bubonic plague- ½ population died Quadrivium-music, arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy Crusades (1095) and inquisition (1184) Chivalry o Sacred music in the middle ages Prevailing sacred music was Gregorian chant (plainchant or plainsong) Medieval cloister-vow of poverty, rising at 2:00 or 3:00 am for offices or “canonical hours”-8 daily Mass (most important office)-proper and ordinary Modal music (no “pull” to the tonic)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 101 taught by Professor Prof.lee-whiting during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton University.
- Fall '07