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  Early Music - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fragments of Greek music are, however, extant, most notably scraps from tragedy (a choral song by Euripides for his Orestes and an instrumental intermezzo from Sophocles' Ajax), a few hymns by Mesomedes of Crete (second century AD), and the Seikilos epitaph (dated variously between the 2nd century BCE and 1st century AD).
All music of antiquity is monophonic, as polyphony is an invention of the Middle Ages.
Music lovers who have watched the "authenticity" (period instrument) wars of the 1980s and 1990s could be excused for forgetting that Richard Taruskin is a musicologist and professor by trade, not a professional critic.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /early_music.htm   (544 words)

 What is Early Music?
Their early entry into this repertory was facilitated by various embryonic musicological revival efforts in England in the 1800s and even notably the 1700s, and buoyed by interest in Renaissance music among early 20th century English composers.
By the 1950s, early music was a definite phenomenon, with such performers as Safford Cape, Alfred Deller, Noah Greenberg, etc. Since then, the number of early music performers has increased steadily, as has audience interest, to the point where early music sales are more or less equal to those of non-early classical music.
Early music performers have a history of going directly to written and manuscript sources, and consequently not basing their interpretations so much on what other performers have done, but more on their own direct intuition of the sources themselves.
www.medieval.org /emfaq/misc/whatis.htm   (2997 words)

 Early music
Early Dance at Longy - Annual summer workshop in baroque and late renaissance dance, taught by Ken Pierce.
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University - Digital facsimiles of complete manuscripts, scanned directly from the originals: Ancient papyri (from Herculaneum), Celtic and other medieval manuscripts.
Adam in Early Christian Liturgy and Literature - Discusses his importance to the Fathers and to the authors of the many apocryphal writings of the first five centuries of the Christian Era.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Early_music.html   (476 words)

 Early Japanese Music
The musical life of the T'ang court was extremely varied and multicultural; a formal set of rules, called the "Ten Styles of Music" governed the hierarchy and use of Chinese and foreign musical styles in court.
Movement is the basis of music in that music gives sound to the movement of the body—it's not overly simplistic to say that music is the sound of the human body in motion.
Exoteric music, that is, music designed to be comprehended and performed by a large number of people, tends to be closer to the origins of music in speech and movement.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/ANCJAPAN/MUSIC.HTM   (2387 words)

 Early Music on the Web ... The Classical Music Beat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Texas Early Music Project is a non-profit music ensemble dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach.
Music of the time is modal and difficult to listen to in an authetic way because of the modern ear's tendency to hear music in a diatonic context.
Classical music written during the Renaissance period, approximately 1450 to 1600 A.D. It is characterized by the introduction of the interval of the third into European art music (in the Middle Ages, thirds had been considered dissonances: see interval), and the continued development of polyphony (Greek: many-voices).
music.searchbeat.com /earlymusic.htm   (972 words)

 Oxford Journals | Humanities | Early Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early Music is a stimulating and richly illustrated journal, and is unrivalled in its field.
Founded in 1973, it remains the journal for anyone interested in early music and how it is being interpreted today.
Contributions from scholars and performers on international standing explore every aspect of earlier musical repertoires, present vital new evidence for our understanding of the music of the past, and tackle controversial issues of performance practice.
em.oxfordjournals.org   (90 words)

 About Early American Music
Colonial music was not so much music written in America before the Revolution as it was music that was brought here and helped define the people who were to make a new country.
There were fifes, recorders (in early America these were called common or English flutes), and transverse flutes (called then German flutes), but it is doubtful that there were any pennywhistles, despite their numbers in the mouths of little tourists at Williamsburg.
The other type of music was often referred to as "field music." This consisted of the fifers and drummers who played during the march, during battles, and for the various camp duty calls which regulated soldiers' lives.
www.colonialmusic.org /Resource/DHessay.htm   (1102 words)

 The Early Music Shop
The Early Music Shop was formed in 1968 at a time when early music, as we now know it, was in its infancy.
We were encouraged in our early years by the late David Munrow and many of his pioneering contemporaries, and it's almost true to say that The Early Music Shop is as old as the early music revival itself.
The showroom in Bradford has grown to become the largest single source of early musical instruments world-wide, containing a bewildering display of instruments by makers from every quarter of the globe, serving customers who are no less widely dispersed.
www.e-m-s.com /front/front.html   (221 words)

 Amherst Early Music Historical Dance Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorothy Olsson received her B. in Music Education, major in Bassoon, from the Crane School of Music (State University College at Potsdam, NY), and her Master of Music in Musicology from Manhattan School of Music.
Mainz created and played the lead role in a theater piece with music and dance focusing on the life and work of Handel, which was premiered at the Handel Festival in Halle in June of 1999.
She is a Professor in the School of Music, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
www.amherstearlymusic.org /aemf2003-dance.htm   (1555 words)

In its early history, the rebec was seen as a court instrument (thus several depictions of Kings playing the instrument, or minstrels playing for the biblical King David).
It survives briefly into the late 18th and early 19th centuries as the "kit" violin, but it would be difficult to prove that the "kit" or "pocket fiddle" was really a rebec and not but simplified violin, or possibly a hybrid of the two.
Early on it is suggested that the strings be exclusively stopped with the nails to firmly hold the string, though later on the pads of the fingers are also mentioned as a method of stopping the strings (though even 16th Century masters continue to promote usage of the nails).
crab.rutgers.edu /~pbutler/rebec.html   (12591 words)

 AllRefer.com - organ : Early Organs (Music: Theory, Forms, And Instruments) - Encyclopedia
The organ built c.950 in Winchester Cathedral is said to have had 400 pipes and 26 bellows and required two players and 70 men to operate the bellows.
The keyboard, or manual, was a creation of the 13th cent., making possible the performance of more complex music.
The earliest extant music written specifically for organ, dating from the early 14th cent., gives evidence that by then the manuals of the organ had full chromatic scales, at least in the middle registers.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/O/organ-early-organs.html   (382 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Early   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most of the material that you will relish here on "Early" are pulled from the aforementioned EPs when the band lived together in a squat in Camden Town and their sound was markedly angular, somewhat minimalist and perhaps youthfully rugged and experimental - qualities they then shared with contemporaries like Wire and Gang of Four.
The general influence of early SP includes all forms of British pop, with hints of reggae/ska.
These early Scritti songs are thick with playful smarts, and they can make a fan out of nearly anyone.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007N19RI?v=glance   (1260 words)

 Early Music Ensembles
The ensemble was as tight as a skilled jazz group &emdash; each voice and instrument being equally important, dripping with personality and moving together as one.
She has performed in major concert halls and early music festivals throughout Europe, Japan, Africa, the Middle East and North America.
She has appeared at major music international festivals and with the foremost original instrument orchestras of the world including the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Musica Antiqua Köln, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Tafelmusick.
members.aol.com /camdon/early.html   (282 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Styles: E: Early Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early Music Iconography - Period images of early music performance.
Early Music News - concerts, events and festivals in the UK - Early Music News UK: events listings, concerts, and festivals for Baroque, Choral, Renaissance, and early music generally
Early MusiChicago - This is a web portal to the Early Music scene in the greater Chicago Metropolitan Area and adjoining region.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Styles/E/Early_Music   (425 words)

 Classical Net - Interesting Links - Early Music
"Early Music" is generally considered to be music written in the Baroque period or earlier (i.e., about 1750 or earlier).
There are enough sites which specialize in topics related to music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods to warrant a dedicated page of links, though it should be remembered that sites listed on other link pages, especially commercial sites, also have significant amounts of information pertinent to early music as well.
Early Music Archives at the University of Economics, Vienna, Austria
www.classical.net /music/links/emusic.html   (253 words)

 Early Music Colorado
Early Music Colorado is an arts organization that seeks to foster community understanding and enjoyment of the rich variety of music composed and performed prior to the 19th century.
If you have an interest in medieval, renaissance or baroque music, or in historical performance practices between the 15th and 18th centuries, we can help you explore that interest in Colorado.
Joy, sorrow, and time in music of the Renaissance, Baroque and today form together the theme of the workshop that Eva LegĂȘne will conduct for the Boulder Chapter of the American Recorder Society, co-sponsored by Early Music Colorado, on Saturday October 29, 2005.
www.earlymusiccolorado.org   (284 words)

 A short bibliography of Early Music
In addition to the music and the text underlay, T.B. and M.F. provide the complete narratives on which the songs are based, as well as commentaries on the songs drawn from the tablatures by eight contemporaneous scholars.
Essays in the Commentary Volume are by Leo Treitler, Music, CUNY Graduate Center; Stephen G. Nichols, French, The Johns Hopkins University; Thomas Riis, music, the University of Colorado, and Margaret Switten.
Music given for the 9 which aren't in Ravenscroft; notes are given for all as to how they compare to Ravenscroft.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/articles/music_bibliography.html   (6784 words)

 Mississippi Early Music Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In addition to choral and solo vocal music, the group performs on a number of instruments, including recorders, crumhorn, harpsichord, organ, viola da gamba, baroque guitar, and percussion.
Homeland security, ancient history, love and marriage are among the themes in the Mississippi Early Music Ensemble's spring concert on May 4, 2004 in Paris-Yates Chapel.
The Mississippi Early Music Ensemble presented its annual spring concert on April 30 in the Paris-Yates Chapel on the Ole Miss campus.
www.olemiss.edu /depts/music/early.html   (490 words)

 Music Department Faculty: John Howell, music history
MM in Choral Conducting, Indiana University School of Music, student of Julius Herford and Fiora Contino, 1974.
Professional entertainer and musical arranger with The Four Saints, performing on five continents and in all 50 states, appearing on the major TV variety shows of the 1960s.
Conductor of the Belles of Indiana and the Pro Arte Consort at Indiana University, the Aspen Pro Arte at the Aspen Music Festival, and The New Virginians, the Studio Singers, the John Howell Singers, the Early Music Ensemble, and the Choral Union at Virginia Tech.
www.music.vt.edu /people/faculty/howell/howell.html   (320 words)

 Early Music Directory UK
For some time we have felt the lack of a corresponding Directory of Promoters, which would be a similarly user-friendly way for performers and the wider public to find out details of who is putting on what sort of concerts where and when.
Accordingly, the Early Music Network will now be creating a new Directory to help fill the gap between performer and promoter.
This will cover not only the big festivals and venues with well-established programmes of early music, but also the smaller spaces, series, clubs and so on who might wish to have an occasional early music event alongside their other programming of classical, jazz, folk, or ‘world’ music.
www.earlymusic.org.uk   (304 words)

 A Singer's Guide to Early Music
This book was written to provide music undergraduates with an introduction to medieval music and focuses on notation and other technical aspects of medieval music.
Where music is given, the lyrics are given in the original German.
Music and commentary were published separately for the first 2 vols.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/articles/singbib.html   (2208 words)

 Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Early Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Early Music America (EMA) is the service organization for the field of historical performance in North America
Early Music Institute at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
This music resource list is offered as a service of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University.
www.music.indiana.edu /music_resources/early.html   (140 words)

 Free Early and Renaissance Music - Classical Guitar Recordings
The Early Music composers represented below were giants in their day (the Beethovens/Mozarts/Bachs/etc. of the 14, 15 and 1600s) So, in a small but determined way, I'm paying homage to some long departed, brilliant men, and trying to resurrect a few of their dormant musical gems - well worth the listen.
Probably the most important composer before the second half of the 16th century, Josquin is especially noted for the expressive nature of his music, a trait that broke with the medieval tradition of more abstract music.
This is an incredibly intense selection (both rhythmically and melodically) in three parts by a relatively unknown early music composer.
www.jsayles.com /familypages/earlymusic.htm   (4839 words)

 EMC - Early Music in Chicago and Beyond
Early Music is music from the mid 18th century and before, music from the Baroque, Renaissance, and Middle Ages.
It is the most beautiful, enriching, and exciting music you will ever hear performed by some of the best musicians anywhere.
The Music of the Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas Kraemer, conductor, to perform a concert, "Bravura Baroque", with works by Telemann, Vivaldi, Bach, and Biber.
earlymusichicago.org   (321 words)

 BBC NEWS | Health | Early blindness music skill link
People who lose their sight early in life often go on to develop superior musical ability, researchers say.
It was found that blind people who lost their sight at an early age performed better than those who were sighted.
The researchers, led by Pascal Belin said their findings were in keeping with the theory that the brain is more "plastic", capable of adapting and changing, during the period of early development in the first two years of life.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/health/3893739.stm   (413 words)

 Early Music Guitar Encyclopedia Guitar Chords Guitar Lessons Guitar Practicing Beginning Guitar Tips for Practice
Celtic music, and by artists such as Pierre Bensusan.
There are also tenor guitars, baritone guitars tuned ADGCEA (or GDGCDG, GDGCEA, GCGCEG,...) a fifth lower than a normal guitar, treble guitars tuned a fourth higher than a standard (prime) guitar, and contrabass guitars, which are tuned one octave lower than prime guitars.
This type of guitar is more commonly played face up, on the lap of the seated player, and often with a metal or glass slide.
www.guitarlessons.bizhosting.com /Early_music.html   (1315 words)

 Medieval and Renaissance Music - Early Music Resources
I play different types of lutes, and late renaissance and early baroque are closest to my heart." This page contains a large number of useful Early Music links and information related to lutes.
An archive of Latin Texts on Music Theory from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
An extensive descriptive bibliography of periodicals on the topic of early music.
www.angelfire.com /mi/spanogle/emusic.html   (1394 words)

 Laurette Goldberg -- promoter of early music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Through her teaching and institutional work, she helped create a close-knit community of early music devotees and made the Bay Area a magnet for such enthusiasts worldwide.
She was also a founding member of the San Francisco Early Music Society and an influential figure with the Junior Bach Festival and American Bach Soloists and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
As a student at Chicago Musical College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1953, she was first exposed to the sound of the harpsichord through the recordings of Wanda Landowska.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/05/BAGMSC39DF1.DTL   (595 words)

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