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Unit III -- Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome - 476 To the cultural flowering of the Renaissance - about 1450.

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1 Unit III -- Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome To the cultural flowering of the Renaissance - about 1450

2 Secular Musicians Who were the secular musicians of the Middle Ages? Jongleurs Troubadours Trouveres Minnesingers Discuss the oral tradition.

3 Church Influence How did the church influence music in the middle ages? Late middle ages - cities also Emerged as cultural centers.

4 Sacred music Discus the first consciencious organization of sacred music in the Middle Ages. Pope Gregory (

5 Vocabulary Neumes Proper and Ordinary Responsorial Singing Melismatic Setting Organum Motet

6 Composers Leonin - late 12th c. - 2 voices - 1st known composer of polyphonic music Perotin - early 13th c voices - polytextual motets Hildegard von Bingen - late 12th c. - did not draw on existing repertoire individual composers came to be recognized

7 Secular Musicians Who were the secular musicians of the Middle Ages? Jongleurs Troubadours Trouveres Minnesingers Discuss the oral tradition.

8 Guillaume de Machaut (c ) Admired as greatest musician of the time Both religious and secular music Chanson - courtly love poem set in one of several fixed text forms –Rondeau, ballade, virelai Chanson: Puis qu’en oubli –Polyphonic chanson - 3 voices –Rondeau - A-B-a-A-a-b-A-B

9 Instrumental Music Name instruments of the Middle Ags. –Soft: lute, harp, psaltery, vielle –Loud: shawn, slide trumpet (sacbut), tabor –Organ How were instruments used? –Double or substitute –Monophonic dances How important were instruments?


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