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Medieval music



some activities about medieval music

some activities about medieval music



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  • MEDIEVAL MUSIC Medieval music means “belonging to Middle Ages” Middle Ages is the name given to the period from: to:
  • Write below: kings, knights, church, medieval warfare, poor peasant, traders and farmers
  • Music was found in: (try to match...)‏
    • a. The church
    • b. Medieval warfare
    • c. Knights and kings
    • d. Traders and farmers
    • e. Poor peasant folk
    • 1.Music of the Crusades
    • 2.Troubadours and trouvères
    • 3.Minstrels
    • 4.Plainsong
    • 5.Gregorian chant
    • 6.Dance music
  • Church music: Plainsong, it's also known as Gregorian Chant
    • Monophonic, singing all together the same tune
    • A capella (without instruments)‏
    • Anonymus composers
    • Free rythm, following the text
    • A slow and large tune
    • Relaxed character
    • They were the music writers in medieval ages...we can know now that music because of their work.
    • They use modal scales (the Greek also used them)‏
  • Knights and kings: secular music (from XI to XIV century)‏
    • Monophonic chant
    • Vocal acompannied (medieval instruments)‏
    • Lyrics: Occitan, catalan, and old french languages
    • The composers are called trobadors, trouvères and trobairitz. Musicians who play instruments: joglars or jogleurs
    • Clear rhythm Emotional character
    • Diferents songs types: alba, cansó, crusade song, danse or balade...
    • Do you know some modern troubadors, singing about love, nature and war? Bring their music to the class...and discuss about it..
  • Listen to these musics and try to answer the questions:
      • Text and listening 1:Te lucis ante terminum (Anonimous)‏
      • Text and listening 2: Christmas Mass, Offertorium: Laetentur caeli
      • Wich one is a syllabic chant and wich one is a melismatic one?
      • Tick the choir entrance in every listening.
      • Underline the melismatic text syllabes (more than three notes per syllabe).
      • Try to find and write the main musical characteristics (pag 4)‏
      • Text 1
      • Te lucis ante terminum
      • rerum creatum poscimus,
      • tu solita clementia.
      • Sis paresul et custodia.
      • Procul recedant somnia
      • et noctium phantasmata
      • Hostemque nostrum comprime
      • ne polluantur corpora.
      • Text 2
      • Laetentur caeli et exultet terra
      • ante faciem Domini: quoniam venit,
  • A TROUBADOUR SONG: TANT M'ABELIS (Berenguer de Palou). Complete the right side:
    • The song is...
    • The instrumental introduction...
    • Wich instrument plays doubling the third A?
    • Wich strophes are instrumental? Wich are vocal?
    • Read the text translated, and listen to the music trying to follow it.
    • Monodic/ polyphonic
    • Is played by all the instruments/ is played like a dialogue between them...
    • Complete the structure (SEE additional sheet)‏