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Music History; Ars Nova

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Music History; Ars Nova Music 1406

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Notes on Ars Nova
Music History and Literature
Dr. Nelson
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Summer Notetaker on Thursday February 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Music 1406 at East Carolina University taught by Dr. Nelson in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views.


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Date Created: 02/25/16
Week of February 22 -26 th Music History Ars Nova Ars Nova: new art Background Religion; dual papacy- controversy in church Humanism; focus on human rather than the divine; more vernacular music The plague; 3 different pathogens Black Death 1348-1350; traveled on land and water Roman de Fauvel “story of Fauvel” Ms from c1310-1314 Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361) Theorist, composer, wrote about music Inventor of Ars Nova 1322 Philippe De Vitry was named inventor of Ars Nova note values duple breve into 4 or more semi-breves Motet- vehicle for innovation Treble- dominated songs Controversial changes De Vitry’s motets Isorhythmic motets Color-repeated melody Talea-repeated rhythm Second repeat wont always have the same melody or rhythm Hoctht th 13 and 14 century technique rest interrupt the melody, another voice fills in the missing notes used in motets Guillaume de Machaut (c1300-1377) Composer, more famous as poet in his time Now more famous for being composer Clergic First composer to compile his complete works Born in northern france Motets 23 motets isorhythmic and pan-isorhythmic Week of February 22 -26 th Messe de Notre Dame Composed in 1360s Polyphonic setting of the ordinary portion of mass Unity of machauts mass Recurring motives All movements a4 Tonal focus Variety-some movements –isorhythmic; note-against-note conductus Text is expressive; slows things down Performance practice-performed on sat; intended 1 singer per part Reims cathedral Forms fixes “fixed form” from poetic patterns originally dances monophonic or polyphonic secular songs poem, song and dance Virelai A bba A Ballade AAB or AABB Rondeau AbaAabAB 2 musical phrases and a refrain


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