The Middle Ages and the Renaissance
1. Hildegard of Bingen: "Columba aspexit"
-Date: Medieval age, late 12th century
-Genre: plainchant (sequence)
-Melody: conjunct line with some expressive leaps and melismas, wide range
Divertimento: a genre that was typical of the time was the divertimento, a piece designed to
divert, amuse, and entertain. playing little tunes, were extremely popular.
Ex: Mozart, K136
Sonata form: a new form developed at the classical
Introduction to Music & Society
Professor James Kippen
John A.R. Blacking (192890)
Anthropologist & visionary
How Musical Is Man? (1973)
How Musical Is Humanity?
Is musicality innate?
Or acquired through socialization and enculturation