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  Medieval music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 beginning of the Ars nova is one of the few clean chronological divisions in medieval music, since it corresponds to the publication of the Roman de Fauvel, a huge compilation of poetry and music, in 1310 and 1314.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval_European_music   (3670 words)

  
 Medieval music -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Medieval music is (Traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste) classical music written during the (The period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance) Middle Ages.
Though establishing the end of the Medieval era and the beginning of the (The period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries) Renaissance is admittedly arbitrary, 1450 is used here.
The (A wandering scholar in medieval Europe; famed for intemperance and riotous behavior and the composition of satirical and ribald Latin songs) Goliards were itinerant poet-musicians of Europe from the tenth to the middle of the thirteenth century.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/me/medieval_music.htm   (2570 words)

  
 Medieval European music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Medieval European music is music of Europe in the MiddleAges.
This era, using the interchangeable terms "medieval" and "middle ages", covers the period from the fall of the RomanEmpire (476 A.D.) and the papacy of Gregory the Great (sixth centuryA.D.) to approximately the beginning of the fifteenth century, though establishing the end of the Medieval era and the beginningof the Renaissance is admittedly arbitrary.
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 theywere singers and instrumentalists.
www.therfcc.org /medieval-european-music-6537.html   (1667 words)

  
 Medieval music Article, Medievalmusic Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This era, using the interchangeable terms "medieval" and "middle ages", covers the period from the fall of the RomanEmpire (476) and the papacy of Gregorythe Great (sixth century) to approximately the beginning of thefifteenth century, though establishing the end of the Medieval era and the beginning of the Renaissance is admittedly arbitrary.
Music was both sacred and secular,though there was almost no survival of secular music early in the era, and since notation was a relatively late development,reconstruction of music, especially before the 12th century, alwayscontains an element of conjecture.
Most of the music of the ars nova wasFrench in origin; however, the term is often loosely applied to all of the music of the fourteenth century, especially to includethe secular music of Landini in Italy.
www.anoca.org /chant/century/medieval_music.html   (1744 words)

  
 ORB -- Introduction to Medieval Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Most serious music in the Middle Ages, both sacred and secular, was song, involving words as an important element (not abstract musical design, as in the more recent European musical tradition.) Therefore aspects of text-music relations, such as liturgical function or poetic form, are an essential element in understanding the music.
Hildegard's musical languages falls outside of the traditional modal practice of her day, which some have attributed to her lack of traditional musical training, but her literary efforts were sanctioned by the Pope, and the care with which her manuscripts were created reflects the respect she had within her community.
Medieval composers who worked for the church took their status principally from their post as choirmember, priest, prelate, or nun; composing was usually incidental to their other duties.
www.vanderbilt.edu /~cyrus/ORB/orbmusic.htm   (4787 words)

  
 Medieval European music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Medieval European music is music from the European middle ages, which is generally divided into two periods: the Ars Antiqua[?] and the Ars Nova[?].
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.
www.eurofreehost.com /me/Medieval_European_music.html   (236 words)

  
 ORB -- Medieval Women and Music
Of the 3354 manuscripts surviving from women's monastic libraries in medieval Germany and Switzerland, for instance, 834--nearly one-quarter--are liturgical sources intended for the choir or the soloists.
Indeed, though relatively few women music scribes are known, many of their sisters may have legacies that hide amongst the unsigned manuscripts of the era.
Her repertory of sequences and antiphons (sacred songs) stand somewhat outside of the musical tradition, for she writes in a loosely formulaic melodic language that works more by motivic allusion than by strict adherence to modal range and standard melodic gestures.
www.vanderbilt.edu /~cyrus/ORB/orbwomen.htm   (2605 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Church Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Church Music, the music used in Christian churches as a part of their rites of public worship.
The range of such music is vast, and this article...
In medieval European church music, high, clear-toned male voices were apparently favoured, resulting in a vocal quality that could help the listener...
au.encarta.msn.com /Church_Music.html   (97 words)

  
 Festival of World Sacred Music
Music of the Muslim world (and most particularly the mystical Islamic Sufi tradition) comprises a large part of the programming, from little-heard Moroccan brotherhoods of ecstatic singers and dancers to some of the most acclaimed vocalists and instrumentalists on the world music scene.
Passed down from generation to generation orally, this music, like old Fes itself, has remained largely untouched by time, though each artist is challenged to be an innovator, to leave an individual stamp on the music, while honoring the tradition.
Hearing their repertoire alongside the music of the other performers--particularly the North African artists--provides a larger context for understanding the theoretical and stylistic conventions of medieval European music.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/arts/music/vocalmusic/festival.htm   (853 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook/UNF Medieval Europe: Listening to Medieval Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although "baroque" music is counted as "early music" in modern categorizations - because, unlike the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, it does not have a continuous performance tradition -- it is quite distinct from earlier "medieval" music.
Music was such an important part of medieval worship that various religious orders manifested their charisisms in the music they used.
Music on the disk for the liturgy is taken from somewhat later manuscripts, although all in the Plainchant idiom -- the Passau Antiphonal, a 15th century Gradual and some late medieval Hungarian manuscripts.
www.unf.edu /classes/medieval/medievalmusic.htm   (13103 words)

  
 Wu Xing · European Chinese World Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Junjie Xiong, born 1977 in Wuhan, studied Yangqin (Chinese dulcimer) at the Conservatory of Music in Wuhan and is currently in the Master Class of the Chinese Conservatory of Music in Beijing.
Junjie is a perfect representative of the emerging generation of young Chinese musicians, who possess not only enormous virtuosity on their instrument, but the desire to combine the traditional with the contemporary and thereby create their own individual styles.
Since 2000 she is a student at the Music Conservatory of Leipzig, studying two main instru¬ments world percussion and piano.
www.wuxingmusic.com /band.html   (671 words)

  
 Stellamara: Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sonja Drakulich was born of Serbian and Hungarian decent and raised primarily in an Armenian district of Los Angeles.
She began performing Balkan and Medieval European music and her own compositions at the age of 18.
She is not confined by any one tradition, and uses her voice with the freedom of a soaring musical instrument.
stellamara.com /bio.html   (1479 words)

  
 Medieval Europe-Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
efore the medieval era, music served mainly a liturgical purpose.
The form of music most likely to be heard at that time was plainchant, a Latin verse sung to one melody by one voice or a choir.
For the first time, music was available as a luxury, not just a component of worship.
t3.preservice.org /T0300927/music.htm   (145 words)

  
 Welcome to KutcheriBuzz.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Her counterpart in this is Dominique Villard - the pioneer in European liturgical music of the period from the 12th to the 17th century before the advent of polyphony and before the piano became the base instrument for church music.
This kind of music is seeing a revival now in Europe and Dominique specialises in this and even teaches it at several colleges in France in other parts of Europe and is the President of many medieval music festivals.
Of course for Aruna that means dashing around the country and then to Madras to perform at her 21 December Music Academy kutcheri and other season kutcheris, but the singer from Bombay is used to this hectic world touring schedule.
www.kutcheribuzz.com /news/20001103/aruna.asp   (406 words)

  
 La Trobe University - Library: Medieval Music Database - Annual cycle of feasts of liturgical chant, liturgical ...
This revision of the Medieval Music Database, first mounted on the Internet in 1994 and expanded in 1996 has now further expanded the range of works which can be browsed from 7,800 to 70,000.
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).
www.lib.latrobe.edu.au /MMDB   (544 words)

  
 Elijah Wald • European music Writing Archive
Though Radio Tarifa’s music is exciting, earthy, and immediately accessible -- their name jokes with the idea of a mythical radio station at the closest point between Spain and Morocco -- it was born from complex historical and musicological roots.
European music has stressed harmony, the idea of finding groups of notes that sound good together -- which are called chords.
The music’s roots are far older though, reaching back to the turn of the century, when it was the sound of the Lisbon bars and brothels.
www.elijahwald.com /eurarch.html   (14911 words)

  
 Syllabus for Music 103E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Our theoretical and analytical investigations will focus on three kinds of western European music: medieval liturgical chant (from around 1000 C.E.), common practice period tonal music (from around 1800 C.E.), and "contextual" music (music which may or may not refer to an explicit musical system, from around 1910 C.E.).
The course concludes with a consideration of the extent to which these concepts apply (or fail to apply) to new types of music written in the early twentieth century; several new concepts are developed to facilitate understanding of this music.
General consideration of the field of music theory, analytical procedures, and certain questions relating to the history of music, notation, musical style, and the concept of ³music²
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~abauer/syllabus.html   (531 words)

  
 Classical Net Review - Magnificentia Iberica - Music of Medieval Spain
Florata is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Leeds, where they research and perform medieval European music.
Medieval Spain was a cultural sponge, soaking up and squeezing out musical elements to and from Africa, the Middle East, and the rest of Europe.
Davies plays the recorder, Meredith the medieval fiddle and the rebec, and Rayborn the harp, percussion, ud (or "oud," a fretless lute) and psaltery.
www.classical.net /music/recs/reviews/a/asv00144a.html   (363 words)

  
 mutation - in medieval music theory, a change from one hexachord to another
In medieval music theory, a change from one hexachord to another, analogous to the modern concept of modulation.
The "accidentals" were usually not written in the music, the singers being expected to be able to do it on their own.
At first, the goal was mostly to incorporate "Eb" and "F#", but by the end of the 1300s, music was being written that was fully chromatic.
tonalsoft.com /enc/m/mutation.aspx   (645 words)

  
 Trouvere Medieval Minstrels
is a highly versatile group of medieval entertainers - not just musicians but actors, storytellers and jesters as well.
The workshops focus on entertainment in medieval and Tudor times including music, song, dancing, jesting and storytelling.
We can also supply a CD and choreography pack for medieval and Tudor dance which is specifically intended for use in schools.
www.medievalminstrels.com   (327 words)

  
 Medieval and Renaissance Music
So for our purposes, "early music" is medieval or Renaissance, excluding the Baroque and later periods.
The music room of the Library of Congress's Vatican Exhibit.
I think the first hour is early music, and the second hour is "unusual classical and world music", but I haven't actually listened to the program yet.
www.ostgardr.org /music   (1067 words)

  
 Papyri Pages - Site Links about Medieval European Manuscripts
is an evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
is a dictionary of medieval Latin musical terminology to the end of the 15th century (in English and German)
An introduction to the history of medieval writing, paleography and the history of scripts by Dianne Tillotson.
members.tripod.com /~papyri/links/manuscripts.html   (947 words)

  
 Music - Medieval
Be sure to close the box of the music download after each song has played.
Text and graphics that describe the instrument, how it is played and what it is made of.
You can have the music play when your PowerPoint presentation starts or when you click on the icon.
www.edselect.com /music_-_medieval.htm   (207 words)

  
 SCA Medieval and Renaissance Music Homepage
Western European music in the SCA period has long been studied under the name `early music.' There are many groups which perform such music and many sources should be available in a good library.
Dance Music is mostly covered in the SCA Dance Homepage.
I don't have that much good information on non-Western dance or music, but there are a couple of sources of middle-eastern info on the Web.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/music.html   (594 words)

  
 The Music of Armenia, Vol. 4: Kanon
Like the preceeding collection, The Music of Armenia, Volume Three: Duduk (13117), this volume features both an instrument and a collection of works that occupy a middle ground between folk and classical music.
Traditionally used by folk singers to accompany their song, now, the kanon is taught in the music conservatories of Armenia with the same rigor and care as the violin or piano.
The remainder of the ensemble on this volume consists of the same accompanying musicians used by Gebory Dabagian in The Music of Armenia, Volume Three: Duduk (13117).
www.blacksun.com /releases/13118.htm   (464 words)

  
 Early European Music -Part Four
This table summarizes some of the salient features of early music and modern music (i.e., music of the common practice period)--aesthetics, techniques, and musical style.
In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
Music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M345/Early_European_Music4.html   (493 words)

  
 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
1977 (magna cum laude), Music, University of Washington.
"Music for the Tsar: A Preliminary Study of the Music of the Muscovite Court Theater", Musical Quarterly, Summer 1995, Vol.
"French Music in Russia (1894-1913): A Listing of References from the Index of the Russkaia Muzykal'naia Gazeta." Appendix following Elaine Brody, "The Russians in Paris (1899-1914)," in: Russian and Soviet Music: Essays for Boris Schwarz, ed.
jsis.artsci.washington.edu /cv/faccv/f-j/jensen.html   (192 words)

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