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Unit 3 Musical Life 1000 – 1700 Monty Python as Historian? 1 PART 2 SEVEN CENTURIES OF MUSIC.

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2 Unit 3 Musical Life 1000 – 1700 Monty Python as Historian? 1 PART 2 SEVEN CENTURIES OF MUSIC

3 Chapter 8 Harmony and Texture “ Between 1000 and 1700, European music went from ancient to modern.” Trivia!!!  Henry VIII of England owned seventy-four early flutes.  Early music manuscripts came from monasteries scattered throughout Europe  Today, we have many ways to hear and view music exactly as the creators intended 2

4 Musical examples Just over 500 years separate the first and last of European musical examples presented in this chapter. First example = an antiphon (a type of chant) by Hildegard von Bingen around 1150. HildegardHildegard Last example = operatic aria composed by Henry Purcell toward the end of the seventeenth century. PurcellPurcell 3

5 Hildegard, the abbess of a convent, composed her antiphon for performance by nuns during worship sole purpose was to worship God Opera is a fusion of music and drama purpose is to delight and entertain its audience Music evolved from compositions almost exclusively for church use, to a broad array of styles and genres 4

6 Music making became a profession Music as a form of paid entertainment expanded the growth of the music business throughout western Europe New technologies made it possible to create a variety of musical instruments and to print and publish musical compositions 5

7 Seven centuries between 1000 and 1700, span most of three major eras in Western Culture. – Medieval – Renaissance – Early Baroque 6

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13 Musical Trends and Developments 1000 - 1700 Church was the sole repository of learning Texts were in Latin Music usually accompanied the Mass or singing of the Divine Office Secular music (non-sacred music) especially polyphonic texture, began to appear toward the end of the thirteenth century. 12

14 More simple secular styles emerged during fourteenth century in France and Italy. Used vernacular (everyday language of a particular region) rather than Latin Harmonice Musices Odhecaton - the first sheet music printed with movable type, is a book of chansons Chansons = French secular songs 13

15 Secular Vocal Music Flourished during the sixteenth century Ranged from solo songs and simple homophonic settings to Italian and English madrigals These madrigals often featured contrapuntal textures and expressive text settings of highly regarded poetry 14

16 The Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries brought music making to ordinary churchgoers Martin Luther reintroduced congregational singing into worship services He composed several well-known hymns, many of which were inspired by the secular songs of the day. 15

17 “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott” (A Mighty Fortress is our God) Polyphonic setting of Kyrie from “L’homme arme’ mass” Listen to the contrast of style between the hymn tune of Luther and the polyphonic setting of Kyrie by Josquin. 16 Mac Users click here click Mac Users click here click

18 Polyphony and Tonality Evolving system of pitch organization Chant = monophonic liturgical music Leonin and Perotin at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris added a simple secondary part to a chant melody Organum = this type of early polyphonic music 17

19 Composers added more parts and gave them greater independence Basic melodic part was called the tenor from the Latin word tenere, meaning “to hold.” By the fifteenth century, magnificent sacred works were being composed with four or more melodic parts woven together contrapuntally Songs with more than one part often had voices moving in similar or identical rhythm (homophonic texture) Heterophony = musical texture in which two or more instruments play different versions of the melody (common practice in many folk traditions) 18

20 Melody and Harmony Late Renaissance – focus more on Harmony Predictable progressions, particularly at cadences By 1700, the major/minor system of harmonic organization had become common practice 19

21 Instrumental Music Earliest date from the thirteenth Century; first instances of music composed for specific instrument appear about a century later Composers and publishers favor vocal music through the Renaissance (The Golden Age of Acappella.) Modern orchestra first evolved in seventeenth century to accompany opera. 20

22 Instrumental music for large ensembles popular in later half of seventeenth century Dance music and independent works for listening Most important new genre was the concerto Concerto = a multi-movement work composed for an orchestra of mainly strings and keyboard. 21

23 Music as a Profession Rise of Middle Class and demand for secular music Earliest composers were clergy, and composing was part of their work Minstrels were among the first entertainers The Tale of Sir Robin Troubadours – many from aristocratic birth Musicians formed guilds 22

24 Guild Musicians had professional standards for members Churches and courts retained singers and composers to provide music Professional musicians attached to church or court were still servants Josquin des Prez, a very esteemed musician in Europe, also performed tasks such as delivering hunting dogs for his master 23

25 24 Most music was copied by hand The church continued to be the primary musical patron

26 By the End of the Seventeenth Century Musical life had begun to resemble that of our modern musical world Music printing Opera Top Singers were stars Composers enjoyed higher social status Reformation and rise of secular culture Economic growth Patronage System 25

27 Top Composers of the time Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643) First great composer of Opera When he moved from Cremona to Venice, he was accosted by highway robbers and left with only pocket change. He credited it as the low point of his life. Jean Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1713) Musical director for Louis XIV *the foot-stabber Archangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713) Esteemed violinist and composer (but he didn’t like to play the high notes because he thought they were screeching). 26

28 Technology Two major areas related to music 1. Instrument making pipe organs harpsichords more modern orchestral instruments (especially violins) 2. Music Printing 27

29 Musical Communication Larger, more diverse audiences Composers became more responsive to text Composers began to depict event and emotions in purely instrumental music Opera was public entertainment Music of middle and lower classes, music of aboriginal cultures, and music from outside of Europe is lesser known because it was not preserved in notation 28

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