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...)‏ <ul><li>a. The church </li></ul><ul><li>b. Medieval warfare </li></ul><ul><li>c. Kn...
Church music: Plainsong, it's also  known as Gregorian Chant <ul><li>Monophonic, singing all together the same tune </li><...
Knights and kings: secular music (from XI to XIV century)‏ <ul><li>Monophonic chant </li></ul><ul><li>Vocal acompannied (m...
Listen to these musics and try to answer the questions: <ul><ul><li>Text and listening 1:Te lucis ante terminum (Anonimous...
A TROUBADOUR SONG: TANT M'ABELIS (Berenguer de Palou). Complete the right side: <ul><li>The song is... </li></ul><ul><li>T...
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  1. 1. MEDIEVAL MUSIC Medieval music means “belonging to Middle Ages” Middle Ages is the name given to the period from: to:
  2. 2. Write below: kings, knights, church, medieval warfare, poor peasant, traders and farmers
  3. 3. Music was found in: (try to match...)‏ <ul><li>a. The church </li></ul><ul><li>b. Medieval warfare </li></ul><ul><li>c. Knights and kings </li></ul><ul><li>d. Traders and farmers </li></ul><ul><li>e. Poor peasant folk </li></ul><ul><li>1.Music of the Crusades </li></ul><ul><li>2.Troubadours and trouvères </li></ul><ul><li>3.Minstrels </li></ul><ul><li>4.Plainsong </li></ul><ul><li>5.Gregorian chant </li></ul><ul><li>6.Dance music </li></ul>
  4. 4. Church music: Plainsong, it's also known as Gregorian Chant <ul><li>Monophonic, singing all together the same tune </li></ul><ul><li>A capella (without instruments)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymus composers </li></ul><ul><li>Free rythm, following the text </li></ul><ul><li>A slow and large tune </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed character </li></ul><ul><li>They were the music writers in medieval ages...we can know now that music because of their work. </li></ul><ul><li>They use modal scales (the Greek also used them)‏ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Knights and kings: secular music (from XI to XIV century)‏ <ul><li>Monophonic chant </li></ul><ul><li>Vocal acompannied (medieval instruments)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Lyrics: Occitan, catalan, and old french languages </li></ul><ul><li>The composers are called trobadors, trouvères and trobairitz. Musicians who play instruments: joglars or jogleurs </li></ul><ul><li>Clear rhythm Emotional character </li></ul><ul><li>Diferents songs types: alba, cansó, crusade song, danse or balade... </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know some modern troubadors, singing about love, nature and war? Bring their music to the class...and discuss about it.. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Listen to these musics and try to answer the questions: <ul><ul><li>Text and listening 1:Te lucis ante terminum (Anonimous)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text and listening 2: Christmas Mass, Offertorium: Laetentur caeli </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wich one is a syllabic chant and wich one is a melismatic one? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tick the choir entrance in every listening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline the melismatic text syllabes (more than three notes per syllabe). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to find and write the main musical characteristics (pag 4)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Te lucis ante terminum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rerum creatum poscimus, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tu solita clementia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sis paresul et custodia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procul recedant somnia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>et noctium phantasmata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hostemque nostrum comprime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ne polluantur corpora. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laetentur caeli et exultet terra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ante faciem Domini: quoniam venit, </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. A TROUBADOUR SONG: TANT M'ABELIS (Berenguer de Palou). Complete the right side: <ul><li>The song is... </li></ul><ul><li>The instrumental introduction... </li></ul><ul><li>Wich instrument plays doubling the third A? </li></ul><ul><li>Wich strophes are instrumental? Wich are vocal? </li></ul><ul><li>Read the text translated, and listen to the music trying to follow it. </li></ul><ul><li>Monodic/ polyphonic </li></ul><ul><li>Is played by all the instruments/ is played like a dialogue between them... </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the structure (SEE additional sheet)‏ </li></ul>
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