Religious music in the Middle AgesPresentation Transcript
1 Gregorian chant
2 Pope Gregory
3 Monks and monasteries
4 monastery santo domingo de
5 Evolution of the musical
T HIS CHANT IS CALLED GREGORIAN BECAUSE IT WAS
LINKED TO POPE GREGORY “THE GREAT”. THIS WAS
A KIND OF SINGING WITHOUT HARMONY, MONKS
SING AT THE SAME TIME, SAME NOTES.
ope Gregory was the head of the Catholic
Church for a long time. He is known
because of his writings.
In the Middle Ages he did many efforts in
revising the Roman worship and that's
why he was known as “the Father of
He was the first of the popes to come from a
monastic background. In the Roman
Catholic Church and in more is
considered a saint.He is the patron saint
of musicians, singers, students, and
Is a person who practices religious asceticism.The term
monk is generic and in some religious and philosophical
traditions in therefore may be considerate
interchangeable with other terms as ascetic.
MONASTERY SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS
Santo Domingo de Silos is a monastery in Santo Domingo de
Silos in Burgos. The monastery was called San Sebastián
de Silos, but acquired its name after fernando the Great.
the monastery has a central nave with two side aisles and
five chapels . the monks of santo domingo are very famous
because of their gregorian chant performances. They have
also recorded several cd’S
EVOLUTION OF MUSICAL NOTATION
the first system of notation or musical notation was
-few signs called “neums” are written over the words.
-later, music was written in a four-line staff
-IT representS the movement of hands in the air to conduct
- T IS ALWAYS IN LATIN (THAT IT WAS THE LANGUAGE AT THE CHURCH IN MIDDLE AGES)
- SOME OF THE TUNES WERE TAKEN FROM EXISTING FOLK SONGS.
-it wAS THE FIRST MUSIC written.
-IT IS THE RELIGIoUS MUSIC OF CHRISTIANS.
-VOCAL MUSIC (WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS).
-INTERPRETING “A CAPELLA”.
-pERFORMED BY MEN.
-RHYTHM IS FREE.
-ALL SINGERS SING THE SAME MELODY (MONODY)
The most important medieval church instrument was the organ. The
pipe organ is found in older churches of today and it is very
similar to the medieval instruments. Portative organs were small
instruments that could be moved from place to place. In the
later Middle Ages, larger organs were built that were
permanently installed in churchs.
Other instruments used by churches were:
Portative organs, recorders, pipes, dulcimers, harps, fiddles, lutes,
This instruments were used in processions
DO YOU HAVE
1.What are the two groups of the religious music?
a) Gregorian Chant.
b) School singers and Monks.
2. Who is the Pope Gregory I ?
b) No more.
3. Where is a well-known monastery?
a) In Santo the Solis.
b) In Berlin.
c) In San Francisco.
d) In Santo Domingo DE SILOS.
2) No more.