Monophonic Music During The Middle Ages

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During the Medieval era, the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church were the economic, political, and social authority in western Europe. The church’s strong political influence also greatly dictated artistic expression including visual arts and music. The church employed all scribers, artists, musicians and commissioned for their artwork to be sublime and sacred. The musical texture during this time was monophonic meaning, there was a single vocal. An example of a monophonic musical sound during this period were Gregorian chants, named after Pope Gregory I.
Musical sound and life began to expand during the Renaissance era due to, new social structures and economic growth. Humanism changed the social structure of much of, Europe and shifted
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