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Music of the church?
Plainchant
By year ____, church musicians had tackled and solved how to notate pitches.
1000 CE
One note per syllable
Syllabic
Many, many notes per syllable
Melismatic
Monophonic, Nonmetrical (no foot tapping), Unaccompanied, men only in early days, used medival modes rather than major/minor
Characteristics of Plainchant
Plainchant is repeated over ando ver again for processional
Antiphon
Plainchant pitch that stays the same for phrases of text to emphasis the text
reciting tone
Abbess of covenent in Bingen. (1098-1179) // "Morality plays"
Hildegard of Bingen
Noble poet-composers from south of France - allowed women in - secular, written down
Troubadours
Atristicratic, North of France, no women - secular, written down
Travers
Germany - all written down, secular
Minnessingers
Poor -- traveled - sang news from previous towns - LOW class
Jongleurs
Instrumental dances - homophone; melody line with harmonic chorals (Ren)
Estampes
Monk, church composer, "invented rhythm at Notre Dame - Polyphonic (Measured rhythm?)
Leonin 1150 CE
3 levels of Boethius?
1. Musica Unversalis ( spheres )
2. Musica Humana ( humans )
3. Musica Insturemtalis ( hear )