Notes of Music in Human Imagination (2/29)
Notes of Music in Human Imagination (2/29) MUMH 1600
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Arely Sanchez on Monday February 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUMH 1600 at University of North Texas taught by Dr. Randy Kinnett in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 145 views. For similar materials see Music in Human Imagination in Music at University of North Texas.
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Date Created: 02/29/16
Introit Puer Natus • From beginning of mass • A proper chant (changes according to calendar) -‐for mass on Christmas day (Dec. 25) • Relatively neumatic • Typically ABA form” -‐A: main part/antiphon -‐B: a verse from psalms -‐A: first section again Kyrie Eleison • Occurs after introit • Ordinary chant (text is the same all year) • Often melismatic • In ABA form (words) Renaissance Era • Church patronage -‐aristocracy still growing in power and wealth -‐western church starts to break apart -‐reformation and counter-‐reformation (1500s) -‐music publishing opens up a new avenue for transmitting and buying/selling music (starting c. 1500) • Golden age of sacred a capella polyphony -‐palestrina -‐lassus -‐victoria -‐josquin -‐byrd -‐tallis Style • Largely polyphonic • Pure consistent harmonic sound • Polyphony was imitative: -‐voices enter at different times with similar melody • More naturally beautiful and expressive • Closer relationship with music and words (meaning and music) • Gregorian chant elevated text, sacred words Word Painting • Vocal music • Melody is being sung to, that’s what it means (word) Ex: singing up (literally up) “going up” Polyphonic Masses • Ordinary sung parts of the mass (unchanging) 1. Kyrie 2. Gloria 3. Credo 4. Sanctus 5. Agnus Dei (heard towards the end) Polyphonic Motets • Settings of other liturgical and non-‐liturgical sacred texts Ex: hymns and psalms Secular Polyphony (not sacred) • Madrigal -‐a capella -‐patrons: -‐professional court musicians -‐skilled amateur musicians; during their pastime (private) -‐secular topics: love, sex, nature, pastoral scenes -‐increasingly published -‐partbooks: one book for each individual voice report -‐score: represents all parts in parallel -‐word painting
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