Duple(March like) 1-2, 1-2 or triple (sways)1-2-3,1-2-3,You guess: STAND UP!!!!
"When the Saints Go Marching In"
"Cell Block Tango" Chicago
is The tune!
Can move by steps "Tell Me Why" leaps, "SSB" or repeated notes "Steal Away"
Listen to "Morning Song" Can you hear melody? What instrument is playing the melody?
is a function of the number and general realtionship of musical lines to one another, texture can range many voice tothin(a single voice.)
a melody is begun in one voice and repeated by another group before the first group finishes. Or two different melodies at the same time
Supports the melody with underlying voices or instruments
The guitar normally plays harmony for the singer (who sings the melody!)
How music is organized
First you make a musical statement. Then, either you repeat it, vary it slightly, or do something entirely different (contrast). Let's look at Taylor Swift's "Our Song"
the category of a given work determined by a combination of it performance medium and its social function. it tell about a great deal.
the science of sound how it produced, transmitted, and perceived, and it explain the most basic element of melody.
Monuments to God
Testimony to power of church
Lift the eye heavenward
Stained glass instructed through pictures for those who could not read
Music enhanced text and inspired with beauty of sound
Pope Gregory's "plainchant"
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears.Turn, then, most gracious advocate,thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us theblessed fruit of thy womb Jesus;O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of GodR. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Music for Entertainment
Castles - symbol of
secular, worldly power
*Rulers competed for
services of the best poets,
singers and dancers
Text could be bawdy and
Explicit- like today.
Sung in Vernacular (language of people)
Sumer Is Icumen In" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJvF9xucG90
Polyphonic (more than one voice singing melody at different times)
You will also hear a repeating pattern called a PES
"Sing cuccu nu, sing cuccu"
Instruments were often added
Hildegard von Bingen
Mass was most important service of worship
a reenactment of "The Last Supper."
Gregorian Chant enhanced the Mass.
Soon began reenacting the readings
Wrote "Play of Virtues" - a morality play
Good vs. Evil
What else do you hear? What other elements?
Make a List...
TEXTURE: Polyphony - 2 distinct and
important voices at the same time - doesn't have to be a the SAME part
METER: Triple Meter
MELODY: Conjunct, Cadences
Alfonso el Sabio (1221-84)
Alfonso "The Wise"
Ruler in Castille and Leon
Music attributed to him
Commissioned many pieces
"He Who Gladly Serves"
Songs to the Virgin Mary
Francesco Landini 1325-1397
Blind- small pox
Most famous Italian composer of 14th c.
Wrote more than 150 SECULAR songs
"Ecco la Primavera" Behold, Spring