Music During The Middle Ages

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Music is all around the world and people listen to music everyday. Music came from Ancient Greek and music was seen as a gift from God. Music began around 500 B.C. and it lasted for 1000-year period. It was the longest period of music and it was different because there was no centralized government. The Roman Catholic Church had financial gains. The monarchy, kingdoms, and the Roman Catholic Church had power. The main form of music during the Middle Ages was the Gregorian chant named after Pope Gregory. The chant is sung in a monophonic texture that only has one line of music. Sacred music is written for the church and secular music is non-church music. In 742-814, Charlemagne was an emperor. In addition, the music text was all in Latin. …show more content…
Composer wrote music to give deeper emotions in their songs. Music was printable and acceptable because of the invention of the printing press. People made a living in music that were supported by church musicians, organists, choir master, and singers. The most popular vocal genre is a cappella. Word paining is music and words combine to form representation of images. Composers tired to craft the music to express their feelings. A composer Josquin wrote a song called “Ave Maria Virgo Serena,” and there were men and women singing with no instruments. In the Rennesance, the motet is sacred and in the Middle Ages, the motet is secular. The mass was the most widely approach in music. The most popular set of prayers was the ordinary …show more content…
The most popular type of music in the U.S is band music. A most famous ballet in a Christmas story was the Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky was a 19th century Russian composer that stood above his ballet. Wagner wrote a motive called leitmotifs, motives that represent characters and they change as things happen to the character. Bill Holiday sang blues and he made music on the spot. One of his songs sounds very old like a country song. Although music has grown overtime, music is never going to get old. Everyday people hear music on the radio, televisions, and while

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