- All Men (Monks)
- Four (4) Lines on staff
- Unison Singing
- Unaccompanied (a cappella) Example of Gregorian Chant:
Anonoymous: Puer Natus Est
Life in Medieval Times (Click this link to explore)
- Men (Boys sing high parts)
- Multiple staves
- Multi-Part Music (Polyphonic)
Life in the Renaissance (Click to explore)
MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE Review Packet:
Please use this link to listen to to renaissance examples. List FACTS ONLY.
You may work in groups of 2, but each person must submit a paper.
After listening, you google Renaissance and find one or two interesting facts…could be anything not just music!!
September 18, 2015
You will use the class time today to research a medieval instrument or composer, your choice, from the following list:
Hildegard von Bingen
Walther v.d. Vogelweide
Adal de la Halle
Guillame de Machaut
You must answer the following questions for your chosen topic:
1) What is the instrument?
2) What does it sound like?
3) What instrument family would it fall under today?
4) What does it look like?
5) Does this seem like a difficult instrument to play? Why or why not?
6) Include a picture in your typed response.
1) Who is your composer? Short biography, a few sentences.
2) What were his or her contributions to medieval music? 3 sentences.
3) If your composer introduced something new to music, please explain what it is. If he or she invented a new style, explain the style. If he or she created a new way to write music, explain how the new method.
4) Why do YOU think this is an important, memorable composer in music history?
5) Include a picture in your typed response.
NO MORE THAN TWO STUDENTS MAY WRITE ABOUT THE SAME TOPIC!
Please print your pages, no more than one page. Use a Microsoft Word document to create write your responses. Include your name and class period at the top. This should take no more than one class period. If you finish early, please begin working on your Song Project.
ROMANTIC MUSIC 1825-1900