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A Journey Through Music
Transcript of A Journey Through Music
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance Era
The Baroque Era
The Twentieth Century
The Classical Era
The Romantic Era
The time after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the 5th Century that was plagued by warfare. Also known as the "Dark Ages."
Pope Gregory I is credited with collecting and organizing the music that was approved by the church called Gregorian Chant.
There was secular music during this time. The most popular of this music was performed by the French Trouveres and Troubadors.
Renaissance literally means "rebirth". This is the time when there was a great cultural awakening in the arts, writting, and sciences throughout Europe.
Dance music thrived during this era especially with the addition of instruments to the music. Most of this music was improvised and not written down.
Josquin de Prez
Giovanni da Palestrina
The music of an Englich Madrigal is sprightly and very cheerful while the texts are often sad.
The era was named after the famous architecture that was being built during the same time such as St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
During this time the many monarchs of Europe lived to out do each other in everything. Many monarchs employed composers to write music for any desired occasion. The composers were little more than servants in the royal courts.
Johann Sebastian Bach
George Frederic Handel
Musicians and composers moved away from the heavily ornamented style of the Baroque Era and embraced a clean uncluttered style.
This is the era when the orchestra became very popular amongst composers and the idea of orchestras playing grand symphonies came about.
Christoph von Gluck
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Composers of the period broke new musical ground by adding a new emotional depth to the prevailing classical forms. Inspiration for thier music consisted of long poems telling stories of heroes and chivalry, of distant lands and far away places, unattainable love, and nature.
Piotr Illich Tchikovsky
Movie Music Vs Video Game Music
5 A.D. - 1420
Where can this type of music still be heard and performed today? Is it performed at all?
Yes it is still used today, but in a different way that is was originally intended.