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Notes of Music in Human Imagination (2/29)

by: Arely Sanchez

Notes of Music in Human Imagination (2/29) MUMH 1600

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Notes over ordinary and proper chant and others.
Music in Human Imagination
Dr. Randy Kinnett
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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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