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Medieval Music and the Renaissance Shawm

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Jennifer Arnspong

on 28 April 2010

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Instrumental Medieval Music and the Shawm Jennifer Arnspong We have few pieces of extant medieval music Opinion of musicians prior to 1300 not very favorable "Too attractice to be of high moral worth" Augustine wrestled with the issue of whether his delight in music was sinful “I wept at the beauty of Your hymns and canticles, and was deeply moved at the sweet sound of the singing of Your church. The sounds poured into my ears, and the truth distilled din my heart, so that my sense of devotion overflowed, and the tear ran from my eyes. And I delighted in them.” (Confessions IX, vi, 14) Augustine The Medieval Situation Instrumental Music In Antiquity Clearly important because discussed by contemporary writers
Amateur and professionals, contests extrapolation and the few surviving instrumental pieces provide the foundation of the reconstructed music played up to the 1300s The Shawm Aristoxenus - modal theory
sophisticated notation differentiating vocal and instrumental music Organization from the Latin, calamus klein discant Schalmey originally existed as small instrument, 35 cm long La Quinte Estampie Real (lively, elegant dance) 13th century anonymous French composer Yudkin, Jeremy. Music in Medieval Europe. Ed. H. Wiley Hitchcock. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989. Prentice Hall History of Music Series.

Anthony C. Baines and Martin Kirnbauer. "Shawm." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 25 Apr. 2010 <http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/43658>.
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