John Stainer`s Contributions to Sacred Music During the Romantic Era
... certainly be considered as being predominately in the realm of sacred music. This can be accounted for (at least in
part) by his apparent dedication to the Christian faith, which is evident in so much of his writings and
correspondence. Stainer’s sacred works are too numerous to mention in their ent ...
Two Solo de Concours:
... repertoire, a sonorous landscape on which to explore many techniques.13 The Sonatine
has been used repeatedly as a solo de concour since its premiere because it displays a
flutist‟s expressive and technical capabilities.14 The piece has been assigned an 8 out of 9
ranking (9 being the most difficult ...
... He composed many major musical works and
numerous narrative poems
Archetypal Awakening in Igor Stravinsky`s The Rite of Spring
... completely rejecting the European principles of tonality. In this system musical pieces are
composed according to a hierarchy of tones. One note, called the tonic, is the tonal center of the
piece, while all of the other notes eventually resolve towards this center. The tonal system
creates music th ...
nunca fué pena mayor - Ensemble Gilles Binchois
... Rome where he served in the papal choir, yet surprisingly little is known about his early
biography and training. The place of his birth – Talavela de la Reina – is documented, but
not the date, but is assumed to have occured around 1470. It would appear that the
young musician was raised in Seville ...
Chapter - Classical Academic Press
... some of the most famous and interesting people who ever lived—the ancient Greeks, as well as
many people throughout Europe. Of course, Greek is still spoken by modern people in Greece
and other countries, such as Cyprus.
The ancient Greeks are famous because of their excellent ideas and accomplishme ...
2. Middle Ages
... were traveling entertainers who
told stories and performed tricks in
addition to performing
The Origin of Albanian Folk Iso-polyphony Tuesday, December 28
... sistrum with 8 double choires, whose origin probably dates from the italian Middle-Ages, has been remade by stringedinstrument makers, from the rare preserved models. This instrument is integrated with harmony to ancient orchestra and
it sometimes offer original tones to contemporary productions. We ...
The Milwaukee Symposia for Church Composers
... with each other and God. In Christianity, music becomes one with the liturgy, which is the church’s
first theology and the primary expression of the church’s belief.41 Because sound and, by extension,
music are natural vehicles for the self-revelation of the God of Judaeo-Christian revelation, and
program notes - Canto Armonico
... used with good effect. Indeed, the pedal does not come into play at all in Bach's organ works, except for
some long held notes in the Prelude in D Major, Wq 70/7.
The Sonata in A-minor, Wq 70/4, is one of four organ sonatas that Bach composed in 1755,
probably for Princess Anna Amalia, sister of Ba ...
Print this article - Memorial University Libraries
... works for unison voices with organ, including the Masses for St. Peter, 1927, and for St.
Theresa, 1930. Others have English text settings, such as St. Mary Magdalena, 1928, and
St. Hugh, 1935, while still others were intended for the Lutheran use. Willan also wrote
14 English settings of the Missa ...
Khei Ha`olamim—Life of the Worlds— Journeys in
... and musical acumen make this recording a listening pleasure from beginning to end. Whether accompanied or a cappella, the music is served with a
conviction that allows for setting aside one’s critical ear in order to make the
journey with Kaplan. Moreover, his innovative melding of piyyut texts with ...
... breeding were expected to know how to dance, so a considerable part of the instrumental
repertoire consisted of dance pieces for lute, keyboard or ensembles. In the 16th century,
dances were no longer improvised as in the late Middle Ages. Dances were written out and
printed. Dance forms usually had ...
Flags over Kythera - Flag Society of Australia
... structures, culture and trade until 1204 when soldiers of the Fourth Crusade sacked Constantinople. 4
The Byzantine Empire did not have a national flag or state emblem
prior to the adoption of two flags by the Palaiologos Emperors who
ruled from 1259. These were the double-headed eagle (now used
mga awit at musika para sa pagdiriwang ng liturhiya ng kasal
... The involvement of family and friends is essential to the celebration. While a
soloist may have a role in the liturgy, the assembly’s participation through the
singing of hymns, songs and acclamations reinforces the communal dimension of
Some texts by their very nature should alwa ...
Listening Guide for MUSC 2133
... Notice that the bottom voice singing the long notes is singing the chant melody heard in #1. This was the
essence of organum – taking an existing, familiar chant melody and writing another melody above it. The
compositional technique used is polyphony – two or more voices singing independent vocal l ...
English Notes - Chandos Records
... More Choral Classics from St John’s
The music brought together on this CD ranges
widely, from ceremonial works associated
with affairs of state to intimate compositions
addressing moments of great personal
significance. The composers are similarly
diverse. They include an English composer of
THE ANCIENT GREEK LYRE
... golden-tressed Phoebus who, on the twin peak of this rock of Parnassus,
escorted by illustrious maidens of Delphi,
sets out for the limpid streams of Castalia, traversing,
on the Delphic promontory, the prophetic pinnacle.
Behold glorious Attica, nation of the great city which,
thanks to the prayers ...
New Voices and Old Songs: Setting Hildegard of Bingen to Music
... • Believed to be the first Christian theorist to appraise the nature of femaleness in a serious and positive light
From the Composer: Jen Newton
• Being a female composer myself,
I was drawn to her contributions
as a composer and writer from the
perspective of being a woman
• The lyrics for this pie ...
The Influence of Gregorian Chant on Morten Lauridsen`s O Magnum
... influence in later works ever since. Gregorian chant was influenced and informed by Greek
music theory that can be traced back to Pythagorean tuning theories (5th century B.C.E.) and the
formation of this repertoire under these theories led to its standardization and widespread use
throughout Mediev ...
Medieval music - WordPress.com
... rhythm came from the German theorist Franco of Cologne . In his treatise Ars Cantus
Mensurabilis ("The Art of Mensurable Music"), written around 1280, he describes a
system of notation in which differently shaped notes have entirely different rhythmic
values. This is a striking change from the earli ...
6 Charles Ives
... Herein then lies the first of the two ways in which Ives pays tribute to ancient music, in
his handling of various voices using a kind of layering approach. One sees this approach
in all of the earliest polyphonic music. The works of Léonin and Pérotin immediately
come to mind as well as that of Tal ...
CORE ISSUE – STEVAN ST. MOKRANJAC AND MUSIC `AROUND
... branch of contemporary Serbian music, and influenced a whole group of Serbian
composers of the younger generation to go also to the roots of our preserved
musical heritage”.12 It seems entirely appropriate that, as a composer of concert
music standing apart from the Church, Marić thus re-enshrined t ...
Key Stage 1 - Wilton Primary School
... Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop
an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and
reproducing sounds as part of an aural memory.
Pupils should be taught to:
• play an ...
2. Middle Ages PPT
... collected by a King in Spain
¡ These songs have religious content, but were not
sung in church
¡ The song has two main ideas (similar to today’s
refrain and verse)
¡ The refrain was typically sung by chorus, and the
verses by a soloist
¡ Some verses are spoken, rather than sung, to
emphasize the ...
Byzantine music (Modern Greek: Βυζαντινή μουσική), in a narrow sense, is the music of the Byzantine Empire. Originally it consisted of songs and hymns composed to Greek texts used for courtly ceremonials, during festivals, or as paraliturgical and liturgical music. The ecclesiastical forms of Byzantine music are the best known forms today, because different Orthodox traditions still identify with the heritage of Byzantine music, when their cantors sing monodic chant out of the traditional chant books like sticherarion which in fact consisted of five books, and the heirmologion. Byzantine music did not disappear after the fall of Constantinople. Its traditions continued under the Patriarchate of Constantinople which was annexed by the Islamic Ottoman ruler Sultan Mehmed II in 1454, and granted administrative responsibilities over all Orthodox Christians. During the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, burgeoning splinter nations in the Balkans declared autonomy or ""autocephaly"" against the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The new self-declared patriarchates were independent nations defined by their religion. In this context, Christian religious chant practiced in the Ottoman empire, Bulgaria and Greece among other nations, was based on the historical roots of the art tracing back to the Byzantine Empire, while the music of the Patriarchate created during the Ottoman period was often regarded as ""post-Byzantine."" This explains why Byzantine music refers to several Orthodox Christian chant traditions of the Mediterranean and of the Caucasus practiced in recent history and even today, and this article cannot be limited to the music culture of the Byzantine past.