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6th Grade Medieval Music

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Amanda Jones

on 7 March 2013

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Transcript of 6th Grade Medieval Music

Genres Sacred Uses of Music in the Middle Ages Integral part of everyday life
~Music played between meal courses!

Played during celebrations and on holidays
~Mayday: awakening of the spirits and forewarning that spring has arrived


Story Telling Assignment Using page 24 of your packet (or the blank page 23), write out part of one of the following songs (5pts):

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Create your own form of notation that you can understand. Explain how it works on the page next to your score. (2 pts.)

Make it Pretty! (2 pts.)

Make sure to put your name at the top in Medieval form (1pt.), ie: Miss Jones von State College etc. Instruments Pan Flute




Hurdy Gurdy Early- No Notational System
Primarily monophonic and transmitted by oral tradition

Later- Monks developed systems to notate chant
Varied in notation from distance from a center line to NUMES


Church Modes- Composers Guido De Arezzo- Italy

Hildegard von Bingen- Germany

Leonin- France

Perotin- France

Philippe de Vitry- France Medieval Music Secular Gregorian Chant

~Early polyphony Instrumental Dance Music

Troubadour Songs Theory and Notation Music as Art When making scores,equal attention was often payed to the beauty of the score as much as the music. Much of the music we have found from this time period is covered in beautiful artwork. 500-1400
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