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  Medieval music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In this era, music was both sacred and secular, although almost no early secular music has survived, and since notation was a relatively late development, reconstruction of this music, especially before the 12th century, is currently subject to conjecture (see authentic performance).
The music of the troubadors and trouvères was a vernacular tradition of monophonic secular song, probably accompanied by instruments, sung by professional, occasionally itinerant, musicians who were as skilled as poets as they were singers and instrumentalists.
The music of the trouvères was similar to that of the troubadors, but was able to survive into the thirteenth century unaffected by the war of extermination against the Albigenses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval_music   (3518 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Music of the time is modal and difficult to listen to in an authentic way because of the modern ear's tendency to hear music in a diatonic context.
The early music period is marked by the gradual rise and refinement of polyphony and counterpoint.
Mediaeval music begins with Gregorian chant ; its written history in the earliest period is constrained by the need to develop musical notation, of which the neumes usually used to write Gregorian melodies are the earliest.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/m/me/medieval_european_music.html   (209 words)

 Music and identity among European youth. Music as communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Music is one of the oldest forms of human communication, a human universal to be found in all cultures at all times, it is in many ways the most global aspect of the "global village".
Rock music has been found to be particularly important for those adolescents who in some way reject the culture of their class background, providing them with a marker of social distance from the parent culture and its expectations.
Studies have shown that, while children's music is popular up to the age of six, by the age of four up to 60% are also already interested in pop; and by the age of seven, 40% have pictures of music artists on the walls of their room.
www.icce.rug.nl /~soundscapes/DATABASES/MIE/Part2_chapter03.html   (5853 words)

 Early European Music -Part Two
Thus the music that has come down to us from early times--that is, the music that modern musicologists have transcribed from old notation into modern notation--represents only a basic outline, a melodic and rhythmic and harmonic skeleton upon which to "improve" (or improvise) spontaneously during a performance.
Thus, music historians today believe that most music of the Middle Ages is irretrievably lost because it was not composed on paper but only existed in the minds of the musicians.
There are two reasons for this abundance of sacred music from early times: (1) those who were formally trained in music, monks and official members of the clergy, were primarily interested in preserving church music and (2) religion was the main integrating force in early European cultures, particularly during the Middle Ages.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M345/Early_European_Music2.html   (1926 words)

 Early European Music -Part One
The reason for this is that most of the music one hears on radio, television, and in the films today (folk, pop, jazz, classical, et al) is based upon musical principles that emerged during the Baroque Era--a period that made a conscious and dramatic break with the Renaissance past.
Music making is the activity of Everyman, exacting the talents of variously trained amateurs who, with industry and practice, decorate their recreation and leisure in moments of social intercourse.
Thus, since vocal music was composed in accordance with the natural ranges of the human voice and since instruments were used to substitute for (or double) vocal melodies, most instruments were constructed in a family of different sizes in imitation of the different ranges of the human voice.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M151/Early_European_Music1.html   (2012 words)

 European Music Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The European Union is expected to play a leading role in establishing an environment conducive to risk-taking and investment so as to ensure that Europe's creators (authors and performers) and industries can contribute to cultural diversity in the global digital economy.
Today 80 % of regulation affecting the European music industry is now decided in Strasbourg and Brussels and yet the sector remains largely ignored from a cultural as well as industrial policy point of view.
Music is a sector that has many small and medium sized companies that are under-capitalised at a time of adaptation to the requirements of the emerging digital market place.
www.emo.org /news/joint2001.html   (904 words)

 European Music Therapy Confederation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The European Music Therapy Confederation was founded in 1990, as a forum for exchange between music therapists in Europe.
While the theoretical basis, methods and concepts of music therapy training are different within each country, the overall purpose of the EMTC is to nurture mutual respect, understanding and exchange.
The EMTC is a confederation of professional music therapy associations (i.e.
www.musictherapyworld.net /modules/emtc/e_index1.php   (578 words)

 European Music Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The second edition of this music awards ceremony, organised by the European Commission, in co-operation with EMO, GESAC, ICMP/CIEM, IFPI, IMPALA and Billboard Information Group, that rewards European artists who have achieved the highest record sales for a first album of original material outside of their European country of origin, took place at Midem.
EMO's priority objectives are : The adaptation at a European level of legal, fiscal and social framework...
EMO supports European wide projects by helping them to be promoted among the European music community...
www.musicineurope.org   (269 words)

 Richard Robinson's Tunebook
They are available in two forms - as ABC notation, and as small fl-and-white images of the written music.
My feeling is that traditional music is a "word of mouth" thing - remember that it's peoples' playing that is The Real Thing; the "tadpoles", ABC, or whatever, are only a description of it.
Musical :- To all the people I've learnt tunes from, all the people I've played with, all the people who've given me transcriptions...
www.leeds.ac.uk /music/Info/RRTuneBk/tunebook.html   (1884 words)

 Syria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syria is intent on signing an Association Agreement with the European Union that would entail significant trade liberalization.
Zeno of Sidon founded the Epicurean school; Cicero was a pupil of Antiochus of Ascalon at Athens ; and the writings of Posidonius of Apamea influenced Livy and Plutarch.
Syrians have contributed to Arabic literature and music and have a proud tradition of oral and written poetry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Syria   (4066 words)

 Eastern European Rock Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Music in Central Europe was considered of the highest class in the 1940s, particularly in Hungary.
Music of countries like Hungary and Austria became world-renowned for their operas, operettas, and various other forms of music.
In central European countries, rock was met with a lot of opposition, mainly because it went totally against any earlier forms of light music, i.e.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/p/u/pun103/bobo.html   (992 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - European music-sharers face legal attack
Millions of people worldwide use "peer-to-peer" file-sharing networks to trade music, software and video, the majority of which is copyrighted.
European file-sharers have largely been spared legal aggravation so far.
Although each European country will be a unique case, Keegan says it should be easier to pursue file-sharers in the UK than in the US, because ISPs have less legal protection in the UK.
www.newscientist.com /news/news.jsp?id=ns99996504   (517 words)

 European Music Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The European music sector benefits from a particularly rich diversity and is a very important sector in cultural, economic and social terms.
In order to promote the cultural diversity of the European music sector, the national and European public authorities are being asked to support this sector and to implement a specific support programme for music, as they do with other cultural industries, namely the film industry.
For EMO, the idea of the music industry being united in its request for a support programme, as well as for the concept of a music platform, must already be reflected in the pilot actions, even at such a small scale.
www.europeanmusicoffice.com /activities   (1576 words)

 European Youth Summer Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Jane was Principal 'Cellist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and her career continued with an appointment as Solo-Cellist with the orchestra of the Staatstheater, Kassel, Germany.
A consulatant editor for Faber Music and Artistic Director of the National Concert Band Festival, Keith is also Festival Manager of the 2004 London International Wind Band Festival and a member of the National Executive of BASBWE.
European Youth Summer Music, The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech summer course for young musicians includes Symphony Orchestras, Wind Orchestra and Choirs: Conductors - Andrew Sherwood, John Greaves and Graham Trew.
www.festivals.demon.co.uk /eysm.htm   (1278 words)

 European Music Office
This Interim Annual Report on the Music Sector in Europe is part of the continuing work of the European Music Observatory, a project funded by DG X of the European Commission and the European Music Office.
There are also some estimates of the employment trends in the European music industry.
This report was compiled for the European Music Observatory by Dave Laing of the University of Westminster, London.
www.emo.org /doc/eumusind.html   (223 words)

 Izvor: The Source for Eastern European Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"The European Folklore Institute (EFI) is a regional centre for the safeguarding, revitalization and diffusion of traditonal culture and folklore in Europe.
The Institute focuses on the core areas of identification, documentation, conservation, preservation, dissemination and protection of European traditional, ethnic, and minority cultures (including the fields of research, education, creative art and revitalization).
Smith's multi-volume Anthology of American Folk Music, released by Smithsonian Folkways in 1952, and his contributions to the field of musicology, as well as film, art and bohemian lore.
www.sadtomato.net /izvor/html/general.html   (704 words)

 JMI - Press - Music for Europe- The Young Generation
The theme of this year's forum is music and the young generation, co-organized with an exemplary organization of the youth and music field: Jeunesses Musicales Europe (JME), the regional subsidiary of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) - the world's largest network for music and youth.
The aim of the forum is to create a European network of organizations specialized in youth and music.
Held at the "Centre Borschette" conference center in the European District of Brussels, the event will be inaugurated by Viviane Reding, the EU Commissioner for Culture and Education.
www.jmi.net /press/pressreleases/22   (237 words)

 Béla Bartók
There he deepened his acquaintance with Wagner, though it was the music of Strauss, which he met at the Budapest premiere of Also sprach Zarathustra in 1902, that had most influence.
Meanwhile his music was beginning to be influenced by this activity and by the music of Debussy that Kodály had brought back from Paris: both opened the way to new, modal kinds of harmony and irregular metre.
The move from inward chromaticism to a glowing major (though modally tinged) tonality is basic to the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (1936) and the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion (1937), both written for performance in Switzerland at a time when the political situation in Hungary was growing unsympathetic.
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/bartok.html   (856 words)

In 1935 she moved to Prague and continued her musical education at the Prague Conservatory, attending the masterclasses of Vitezslav Novak (composition) and Vaclav Talich (conducting).
Only two months later her marriage and musical career were cut short by her tragic death in Montpellier, allegedly from miliary tuberculosis.
Kapralova's music was critically acclaimed during her lifetime and continues to be praised by music historians today: "There is no doubt that had she lived she would have become one of the greatest women composers in Europe." (
www.kapralova.org   (460 words)

 La Trobe University - Library: Medieval Music Database - Annual cycle of feasts of liturgical chant, liturgical ...
Its current scope covers all of the music of the fourteenth century and all liturgical chant currently electronically indexed, adding to these links transcriptions with modern music notation (where melodic information is available),original manuscripts where possible and links to the electronic editions themselves.
This function displays the music and texts for each feast of the liturgical year according to medieval Dominican sources, divided betwwen the Temporal Cycle (Advent to the last Sunday after Pentecost) and the Santoral Cycle (from January through December).
Transcriptions of the music into modern notation with the original notation immediately above each note are given for each piece, with a link to a colour image of the original manuscript, when this is available.
www.lib.latrobe.edu.au /MMDB   (545 words)

 Welcome to the East European Folklife Center
The Balkan Music and Dance Workshops offer a unique opportunity for you to join in a celebration of music, dance and traditions—an enjoyable learning experience in an informal and supportive atmosphere.
Many of the Balkan folk music recordings distributed in the U.S. and Canada were made by these musicians.
We emphasize traditional and contemporary folk music and dance from the Balkan countries, but material may also be included from neighboring regions of Central Europe and the Near East.
www.eefc.org   (270 words)

To analyze the flow of the national and regional repertoires within the European Union, on the basis of data collected quarterly on a European scale, notably with the help of the quarterly analysis of:
To carry out, at the request of the European institutions and music professionals, the studies that prove necessary for a better understanding of the priorities of the music sector.
The missions of the Observatory will be carried out by the EMO and a team of experts completed by external consultants, specialized organizations and a network of local correspondents covering the different countries in the EU and belonging to the professional organizations concerned.
www.primeart.gr /uk/EMO.htm   (797 words)

 European Music Office
This is the second in a series of reports conducted by the European Music Observatory (EMOB).
The purpose of the reports is to provide information on the national origins of the music consumed by European citizens and on the music exports of individual European countries.
These articles are written by acknowledged experts on the music and the music industry of each country.
www.emo.org /doc/eurepbrief99.html   (216 words)

 european music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
European Music Council (EMC), Conseil Européen de la Musique (CEM), Europäischer Musikrat (EMR), Consejo europeo...
Homepage of the European Music Council (EMC), a Regional Group of the International Music Council (IMC).
The second edition of this music awards ceremony, organised by the European Commission, in co-operation with EMO...
www.search-e.com /find/european+music.shtml   (293 words)

 icCheshireOnline - European music union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
FIRST there were six, now there are 15, and on May 1 there will be 25 member states of the European Union.
Of the new ones, we are very familiar with the music and musicians of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
If the names of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia come less readily to the lips of music lovers, that cannot be said of their artists.
iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk /entertainment/music/content_objectid=14019542_method=full_siteid=50020_headline=-European-music-union-name_page.html   (437 words)

 European Music Navigator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Two approaches will lead you to the information you are looking for: Either you type the word or phrase you are searching directly into the search form or you browse our directory of music topics and search the word or phrase within a category of the directory.
Music download servers across Europe offer music files to an international audience.
OMD stands for a new type of public music broadcasting that puts choice back in the hands of listeners from all corners of the earth and gives music professionals the means to make themselves heard.
www.musicnavigator.org   (130 words)

 European Music Office
Round table (10am-12.30pm) Among the operators of the music industry, the Head of the Italian Ministry for Art and Culture and of the French Ministry of Culture and Communications.
To mark the enlargement of the European Union in 2004, a special "European Breakthrough" prize was awarded to Myslowitz (Poland) for their album "Korova Milky Bar" (EMI).
The second edition of the music awards ceremony that rewards European artists who have achieved the highest record sales for a first album of original material outside of their European country of origin.
www.emo.viveleweb.net /events   (791 words)

 Scottish, Irish, Celtic, Folk - Music In Scotland
This Scottish music site is dedicated to promoting music and musicians with a Celtic connection to a world-wide audience.
If you are new to Scottish music, click here for a quick guide.
Music In Scotland Ltd. is owned and administered by Scottish musician Jim Leighton.
www.musicinscotland.com   (301 words)

 tziganarama, gypsy,klezmer and east european folk music
After the interval the music was as exciting and dynamic as before and included some very modern moments such as the stunning jazz version of Moscow Nights, which the audience enjoyed enormously.
Bernard-who has been Rolf Harris's musical director for nine years-and Alan will be returning later in the year with Rolf Harris when they appear in the music festival in October.
The eclectic gathering last night were utterly absorbed by the performance and thoroughly enjoyed the music, even making enough noise at the end of the evening to bring the band back on stage twice.
www.fiddlingaround.co.uk /tzig   (1541 words)

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