Notes - Test 2 Notes Laura Bruster Periods of Music...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–15. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Test 2 Notes Laura Bruster
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Periods of Music Medieval (500-1450) Renaissance (1450-1600) Baroque ( 1600-1750) Classic (1750-1820) Romantic (1820-1910) 20 th century (1910-present)
Background image of page 2
Medieval (500-1450) After the fall of Rome, in the 5 th century, the Christians church became the only effective unifying force in the western world.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Gorgonian Chant One of the most prominent religious practices has been to chant (or sing) religious text to simple melodies
Background image of page 4
Earliest Chant Notation Neumes Gregorian chant notation, 8 th century CE- Notes show up on a 4 line staff
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Early Harmony: The Drone Often a drone would have likely accompanied the chant melodies composed by Hildegard of Bingen
Background image of page 6
Early Harmony : The Organum Organum: a parallel melody sung with the original chant melody
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Music for the masses in the 1300’s Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) was the first person to compose a musical setting to entire ordinary catholic mass. Description of the music: Polyphonic, four separate melodic lines. Hollow sounding intervals of fourth and fifths, influened by earlier Organum.
Background image of page 8
Middle Age: Secular Music Most music from the Middle Age was sacred but secular music was preformed
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Medieval Instrumental Music Instrumental music: only heard in secular music Instrumental doubled vocal melodies or provided introduction, interludes or postludes to vocal voices Instruments alone played popular dance music. Instruments weren’t specified.
Background image of page 10
The Renaissance (1450-1600) The word “Renaissance” means rebirth/ A renewed interest in the classic arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most renaissance music was scared, although secular music was composed and preformed. Most renaissance music was vocal, although instrumental music was composed and preformed
Background image of page 11

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Renaissance Sacred Music The renaissance was know as the “Golden Age of Polyphony”
Background image of page 12
Important Renaissance composer” Palestrina Wrote mostly religious polyphonic vocal compositions for the catholic church. While Palestrina’s vocal polyphony was complex, he was careful to make sure the lines of each melody were audile to the listener.
Background image of page 13

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
While the Renaissance period featured mostly vocal music, secular music Instrumental music in the renaissance doubled the vocal lines in secular music. Instrumental music also begins to exist on
Background image of page 14
Image of page 15
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUSIC 103 taught by Professor Carliste during the Spring '08 term at Ole Miss.

Page1 / 50

Notes - Test 2 Notes Laura Bruster Periods of Music...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 15. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online