Music Paper - Stan Ingberman October 16, 2007 Music 101 1A...

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Stan Ingberman October 16, 2007 Music 101 1A vs 2B Example 1A is a piece of Sacred Monophony. It is a singing of the Last Supper. This is the first time music was written down so it is when our knowledge of music history begins. Obviously since it is called Sacred Monophony, the harmonic texture is monophonic. Also, something that’s unique about Sacred Monophony is that it is all men’s voices. You will never hear a woman’s voice if you are listening to Sacred Monophony. Another characteristic of this piece of music is that it is non mensural, meaning it has no beat. Although to our ears it can be described as painful to listen to, this did not bother the church. The church didn’t want to top the Billboard Top 40 list; they were there to pray. The singing of the Last Supper was a very spiritual event and they were not there to have fun. They were there to pray. Example 2B is a piece from the Baroque Era. The genre is Concerto so it is solely instrumental. The Baroque Concerto is a 3-movement work. All three
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course MUS 101 taught by Professor Stan during the Winter '08 term at Columbus State Community College.

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Music Paper - Stan Ingberman October 16, 2007 Music 101 1A...

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