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  ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary
The cauda is musically free, though in some cases the composer rounded the form by repeating musical material at the end of the cauda.
The cauda ends with a conclusive clos cadence, and may involve musical rounding (repeating the music of the clos phrase of the pes as its final phrase, for example).
Each of the two musical sections had a refrain text which came back at the end of the poem, but the two halves of the refrain had to be separable, for in the middle of the poem three statements of the opening music appeared together.
www.vanderbilt.edu /~cyrus/ORB/orbgloss.htm   (6352 words)

 Varsity Arts & Culture -- Mediaeval Baebes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Mediaeval Baebes were founded in the spring of 1996 by Katharine Blake of goth perennials Miranda Sex Garden and Dorothy Carter, a musician dedicated to mediaeval music.
Mediaeval Baebe Teresa Casella was born in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Mediaeval Baebes first album Salva Nos was in the classical top 10 soundscan chart for more than a year.
varsity.utoronto.ca:16080 /archives/119/jan17/review/mediaeval.html   (540 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> breve   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A breve is also a note in music.
A breve is also a note in music, lasting twice as long as a semibreve (or whole note).
Because it lasts longer than a bar in most modern time signatures, it is now rarely encountered, but in Mediaeval music it was the shortest note length, and could be either a half or a third as long as the longa.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/breve   (4486 words)

 Metroactive Music | Trio Mediaeval
One of the most arresting new recordings of sacred music is Nebbiu: Canti Sacri Corsica (Harmonia Mundi), the debut of medieval chants and polyphony from Tempus Fugit, a male quintet who concentrate on ancient religious songs from the Nebbiu region of Corsica.
While the singing of Trio Mediaeval and Anonymous 4 has a light, ethereal quality, the bass-heavy Tempus Fugit deliver swooping glissandi that call down the Holy Spirit while grabbing your fifth chakra and delivering a Latin lesson you won't soon forget.
One of the most powerful songs here is "Messe Vultum Tuum," a reconstructed Roman mass from the seventh century that is based on the belief that the singers, through their breath and sound, can attain a level of purity that will result in the manifestation of the Virgin Mary's face.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/03.31.04/mediaeval-0414.html   (660 words)

 Mediaeval Baebes: album reviews and ratings
Although the Baebes do sing traditional Mediaeval material the majority of their songs, to their credit, are original compositions - Mediaeval poems set to music in their own inimitable Mediaeval style.
Katharine Blake, founder of the Baebes and musical director, is still the principal composer.
While most of the lyrics are taken from mediaeval or renaissance sources, a great deal of the music is attributed to Katharine Blake.
www.musicfolio.com /modernrock/mediaevalbaebes.html   (595 words)

 Music Library - New Titles - November, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Music and the aesthetics of modernity : essays / edited by Karol Berger and Anthony Newcomb.
Conductus and contrafacta [music] / by Hans Tischler.
Largo [music] : for viola and piano / Veracini ; [transcribed by Milton Katims]
www.lib.unimelb.edu.au /collections/music/acq/2005-11.html   (8200 words)

 Mediaeval Babes Undrentide CD reviewed on AudioRevolution.com
Although it contains mediaeval lyrics (and sometimes mediaeval music), Undrentide is probably not an album that would normally be played on a classical station.
Back in London, Blake persuaded her friends to assemble and sing her arrangements of mediaeval songs, leading to a churchyard neo-Goth debut and two albums that topped the UK classical charts: Salva Nos in 1997 and Worldes Blysse in 1998.
I enjoy both "purist" renderings of early music, and also those, as we find here, that take on board contemporary influences – after all, one of my formative sound engineering experiences was working with "mediaeval rock band" Gryphon in the Seventies.
www.avrev.com /music/revs/babes.shtml   (647 words)

 Mirabilis - Mediaeval Baebes Music at Shop Ireland
Next year the Baebes will celebrate their 10th year together and this album shows how they have gone from strength to strength.Although, now only 8 members, they are all talented musicians within their own right and this shows with the arrangements both vocally and instrumentally.
The songs, the singing and the music are all beautiful and perfectly executed, with strong dynamics, and light and shade.
None of the Baebes' established musical references are abandoned, but this album is also injected with fresh influences from folk and psychedelia.
www.shopireland.ie /music/reviews/B0009VY6GY/2   (496 words)

 This is Hampshire | CommuniGate | The Winchester Waytes
The varied wind and percussion ensembles allow for the segregation of both "indoor" and "outdoor" whether for background music for banquets and formal dinners or for fanfares and flourishes and dancing.
With historically researched music, of the early medieaval and later English periods, the band recreates the sounds brought back by the early crusaders following their contact with the Arabs, known at that time as the Saracens.
However, in the 14th century, with its greater emphasisis on concerted music, the distinction became binding, and this is the first point to grasp when fitting old wind instruments, or modern substitute for them, into performances of 14th and 15th century music.
www.communigate.co.uk /hants/winchesterwaytes   (1849 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   (544 words)

 whole note music
Whole Note Music is your source for musical instruments and music accessories.
A double whole note or breve is a note in music, lasting twice as long as a whole note (or semibreve).
In music, a note is either a unit of fixed pitch that has been given a name, or......
www.spectrumunited.ca /whole-note-music.html   (452 words)

 The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
The publisher of the series is The Institute of Mediaeval Music, 1270 Lampman Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2C 1P8; the volume containing the Sarum antiphons was published by the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society (London) and the Bamberg index is available from the project director.
Publications of Mediaeval Musical Manuscripts, 22 (Facsimile Reproduction of the Manuscript).
Publications of Mediaeval Musical Manuscripts, 21 (Facsimile Reproduction of the Manuscript).
music.cua.edu /cantus/publcant.cfm   (510 words)

 The Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
The Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, founded in 1888, exists to promote the performance and study of liturgical chant and medieval polyphony, through the publication of editions, facsimiles and scholarly articles, and through educational and liaison events.
Find out how membership of the Society can benefit you, whether you are a choir director, member of the clergy, performing musician interested in early music, or a scholar or student of music or liturgy.
Please note that this website is in a transitory phase; although the technical structure is in place, the visual design is being finalised.
www.plainsong.org.uk   (163 words)

 OC - a modern group plays teh music of Mediaeval Languedoc
A modern group plays music from 12th and 13th century Languedoc, using a mix of ancient and modern instruments.
Their land was the home of a heretical sect known as the Cathars, famous for building hilltop fortresses such as Monts├ęgur, where the last of them were burned alive by the Jesuits.
‘OC’ is a group which revives the music and poetry of the Occitan troubadors, using a mix of mediaeval instruments and modern synthesizers.
www.franceforfreebooters.com /artmusic/songs.htm   (739 words)

 Secondhand books on music, musicology, ethonomusicology, opera, composers, musical instruments etc.
Johann Joseph Fux and the Music of the Austro-Italian Baroque.
Musical Documents from Two Centuries (1500 to 1700) in the Library of the Utrecht Institute of Musicology.
The Case for Music as Argued by a Singer and Scholar of the Late Fifteenth Century.
www.booksonmusic.co.uk /secondhand.htm   (2669 words)

 The Caron Web Site - Catalogue of Works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
XVII/1, The Institute of Mediaeval Music, Ottawa, 1999, pp.
VI/1, The Institute of Mediaeval Music, Ltd., New York, 1971, pp.
VI/1, The Institute of Mediaeval Music, Ltd., New York, 1971, pp.67–99.
www.une.edu.au /music/Caron/catalogue.html   (1326 words)

 An Dud Nevez - mediaeval music
On the occasion of reconstitutions or historical festivals, with mediaeval reenavtment companies, or for public or private celebrations, they follow the path of the troubadours and sound their instruments in such chosen places as the Louvre in Paris, the ramparts of Carcassonne (photo), Valence, Clermont-Ferrand, Questembert, etc...
Their 13th-century characters, brought back from the past to talk about Middle Ages here and now, in the first person singular, and their unique instruments with their age-old non-tempered scales and their long-forgotten timbres, transport the listener to a place beyond time.
Relying on the most recent musicological research, based on sources as mediaeval manuscripts and iconography, An Dud Nevez is notable for its seriousness, truly living the Middle Ages not only as a profession but also as a passion.
www.claudenadeau.net /medieval-en.html   (343 words)

 The Troubadours - Medieval Musicians and Music played on Historical Musical Instruments
Music for Festivals, Banqueting and Dancing, Fanfares, Heralding, Ceremonial and Processional Music, Background Music for all Occasions.
centuries performed upon historically accurate musical instruments and reconstructions of those seen in illustrated manuscripts and carving or which survive in various collections.
We enjoy being flexible, moving around and going amongst audiences in the belief that the majority of the type of music we play, was originally heard this way.
www.ancestral.co.uk /band.htm   (320 words)

 Hour.ca - Music - POP: Mediaeval Baebes
Blake readily admits that Mediaeval Baebes started as a lark and was never intended to take off.
And the music, for all its sylphlike pseudo-mysticism, is the product of some clever musicianship.
Take aside the fact that they are hotter than sin, but they are extremely talented singers, and have focused on a genre of song that one may argue is better suited for the female voice, than a man's.
www.hour.ca /music/music.aspx?iIDArticle=7214   (782 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.linkston.com /~lindahl/articles/music_bibliography.html   (6797 words)

 Mediaeval Baebes women's chorus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Mediaeval Baebes is a talented vocal group (which also happens to imbue the presentation of Early Music with a certain Anglo-sex-on-legs kind of style).
The lyrics draw on 13th, 14th and 15th century poetry, set to music composed in the twentieth century in a medieval idiom.
The Mediaeval Baebes are 12 stunning young women who share with us their love of 11th to 16th century folk and sacred music (and the instruments and costumes of that period) on "Undrentide," their 4th excellent CD.
www.singers.com /choral/baebes.html   (859 words)

 Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music: Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music
This website is a portal to worldwide collections of medieval polyphonic music manuscripts (the resource does not include plainchant).
The music and the manuscripts date from approx 800 to 1500, and the original documents are kept in libraries and archives around the globe.
This website includes detailed information for all the known sources of European polyphonic music (which is almost entirely vocal) and high-quality colour images for those which we have been given permission to deliver online by their owners.
www.diamm.ac.uk   (475 words)

 Aust Festival of Mediaeval Music
In the barrow are three large, carved mushrooms -- or maybe toadstools -- and it is carrying one of these that I make my entrance into the group of musicians, instrument makers, punters and at least one story-teller, gathered in the grass area next to the graveyard.
A little, but this is the Aust Festival of Mediaeval Music, the fourth of its kind, and the air is oddly enchanted here.
Unlike me, several of the gathering are here for the whole weekend, and that means the chance not only to hear but also to take part in workshops: dance; chant; pilgrim song; percussion, all of which contribute to a thoroughly anachronistic Sunday morning service on the final day.
www.mvdaily.com /articles/2003/09/aust1.htm   (438 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Rose: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Mediæval Bæbes continue to bring the early parts of the previous millennium slap-bang into the early years of this one with these modern settings of various medieval lyrics in five languages.
Principal Bæbe and composer Katherine Blake uses authentic medieval musical tropes--modal melodies, spiky suspensions, bare chords--but mixes them in such a way as to ensure that a contemporary sense of drama remains.
I first heard the M B's music at witchfest uk last year and loved it.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005YW4K   (505 words)

 Canto Gregoriano: na Internet
The Salzburger Virgilschola is a mixed choir, specialising in the performance of sacred music from the Middle Ages.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago is the city's premier organization dedicated to the study and performance of western liturgical chant and early polyphony dating from the ninth through fifteenth centuries.
The ISOK (Church music training institute) is run in a cooperative effort by the Dutch Reformed Church, the Reformed Church of the Netherlands, the Lutheran Church of the Kingdom of the Netheralnds and the Roman-Catholic Church Association.
www.schuyesmans.be /gregoriaans/PT/PTnet.htm   (3248 words)

 Links: Music Resources
Biographical Resources in Music Guide to resources in the Odum Library.
Music History Resources A former graduate student's outlines and notes.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870- 1885 (Full text) (Library of Congress)
books.valdosta.edu /read/musicindex.html   (202 words)

 Belarus: Music, Singers and Perfomers
Arkady Kutchinsky, Cellist, from Tunghai University Dept. of Music (ch, en)
Naiznanku, Sextet of neoclassic experimental music (en, ru)
Stary Olsa, Belarusian Mediaeval Music (be, en, ru)
www.ac.by /country/music.html   (794 words)

 Kublai Khan Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From
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www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/k/Kublai-Khan.html   (1578 words)

 Find in a Library: Journal of the Plainsong & Mediaeval Music Society.
Find in a Library: Journal of the Plainsong & Mediaeval Music Society.
Journal of the Plainsong & Mediaeval Music Society.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/12c4155241e60052.html   (71 words)

 UIUC Music Library Recently Received Materials June 2003
The following is a list of cataloged materials recently received in the Music Library.
Title: Recent researches in the music of the Baroque Era.
Title: Recent researches in the music of the Baroque Era series.
www.library.uiuc.edu /mux/200307.htm   (3692 words)

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