21. Composers began to write polyphonic songs that were not always based on chant, what were they based on instead?
though the chants were known by all the people, there were still not considered the music
medieval noble houses got bored with listening to work created in monasteries. The people of the time became more interested in music that told stories. Songs were created by the finest troubadours try and let citizens know about the crusades. Almost all songs talked
From the beginning of times, music has played an important role in everyone’s life. At first, it started with drum-based and percussion instruments made out of what was available as rocks and sticks. Our ancestors proved that human beings have an innate need of music. Nowadays, no one teaches a baby to follow the beat of a song, he just naturally lets his body get involved with the rhythm. Since the prehistoric era to Christian times, several forms of music have developed leaving a trail to new genres of music. For Christianity, hymns and plainchants were the first forms of music considered as a worship to God. As time passed by, Christian music has evolved giving way to new and fresh sounds.
The lyrics of the chants were extracted from the bible only written in Latin by that time, and people learned the lyrics and the melody, even though a vast majority of population didn’t know Latin in general.
Life in the Middle Ages revolved around the Church, which was the Roman Catholic. So, we can imagine early music was pretty much from church. Every morning at 9 o’clock was Mass, a significant ceremony done to commemorate the Last Supper. At this church service, the music was the Gregorian Chant. The Gregorian chant is performed in the Latin language, unison voice and accompanied by no instruments which was believed that the text of the song which carried the divine message from God was more important. The music was just to help you get to a spiritual place (Wright, 4-1a).
1. Discuss the use of music in Catholic and Protestant worship practice, from the development of polyphony, through the music of J.S. Bach. In so doing, discuss the shift in responsibility for musical development from the Catholic Church to the Lutheran Church.
In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a message of believing in one’s individual opinions rather than society’s principles really shines through in the end. A young man named John challenges the way of civilization when he discovers he cannot force himself to be someone he is not. John is seen as the outsider in both his original home, the Savage Restoration, and his new home, civilized London. In the Savage Restoration, John was rejected from activities because of his family history. In the new world, he felt disconnected because society was always crowding and confining him.
What I am going to talk about is how close our society is to Brave New World in `scientific advancements. I feel that our society is getting close to Brave New World in scientific advancements but were not all the way there because in the book pages 6-18 they talk about Bokanovsky’s process of cloning (Huxley 6-18). And I feel that our society is trying to become that way but we aren’t there yet.
The oratorio and cantata of the eighteenth century were both linked, unlike opera, to religious themes. Although intended for very different uses and circumstances of performance, all three genres contained musical commalities. Not surprisingly, the three genres would
During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church had aspects of plainchant, architecture and visual arts that played a role in their sovereignty throughout the era. Plainchant, or Gregorian chant, is a monophonic vocal style that was meant to exalt certain segments of the religious services provided by the churches. One example of a plainchant is a piece called “Salve Sancta Parens”. The chanted hymn was intended for a choir of men to sing in unison in Latin. At the time, the only people who knew how to read and write were people, mostly men, who served at the church.
This premise is predicated on the hypothesis that music plays an independent and important role within scripture itself; that is to be an elevated carrier for liturgy and prayer, the use of which is mandated by God for corporate worship. Both corporate worship and individual faith would suffer if music were removed. As an act of worshipping obedience, and a way of more readily understanding and relating to God, we will examine
Music not only has issues in discrimination and racism but also in religion. In an article by Lake State Publications (2002), the transformation of music started during the early Christian era. It said that only Gregorian Chants were recognized in sacred ceremonies. However, secular and non-religious songs became rampant when the church had an unlikely encounter with the French Nobles called troubadours causing them to write the very first secular songs and ask the ministers to sing them to the public. Secular music continued to gain importance to the masses and vocal music became more important
Beginning at around 476 AD, the medieval era is mostly related to the church as most music from this era is sacred. The style of this era, the Gregorian chant is monophonic only comprising of the plainchant (or the single- line melodies of early church music) in texture only comprising of the plainchant (or the single- line melodies of early church music). It is not until the arrival of the French composers Léonin and Pèrotin in 1100 and 1200 respectively that polyphony would be incorporated into musical worship with the “decoration” of Gregorian chant with one or more simultaneous musical lines, thus transitioning from Gregorian chant to Organum. During this era, most of the music and roles for musicians belonged to the church except for the troubadours of southern France and the trouvères of northern France. The music was responsorial between the mass and the father during church and was