VPMC88H3 Lecture Notes - Rhythmic Mode, Magnus Liber, Conductus

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VPMA79 Tutorial 2
Table 1 Comparison of troubadour and trouvere
Troubadour Trouvere
-earlier, 12th century -later
-southern France -northern France
-rich, educated family, higher class -lower class, aristocratic, courtly
-ex. Beatrice de Dia’s A Chantar
Bernat de Ventadom’s Can Vei la lauzeta mover
-ex. Adam de la Halle’s Robin m’aime
-langue d’oc, Provencal, Old Occitan -langue d’oil, old French
-AAB bar form -AAB bar form
-modal, free rhythm, monophonic
-both Can Vei la lauzeta mover and Robin m’aime are classified in the genre of pastourelle
-point of view and dialogue of the knight
-topic is around chivalry, knight riding horse with working lady
Consider the following characteristics to describe a piece
1) Sacred vs. secular
2) Solo vs. choral
3) Ordinary vs. proper
4) Monophonic vs. polyphonic
5) Direct vs. responsorial
6) Free rhythm vs. rhythmic
7) Homorhythmic vs. imitative
8) Florid vs. discant
9) Syllabic vs. melismatic
1) Gradual
-sacred solo/ choral work
-mass proper
-both monophonic & polyphonic
-both free rhythm & rhythmic
-both florid & discant
-both syllabic & melismatic
-developed from monophonic to polyphonic
-era: Medieval, Notre Dame School
-function: worship God
-ex. Viderunt Omnes written by Anonymous, Leonin, Perotin
2) Philippe de Vitry
-composer, writer of Ars Nova
-Roman de Fauvel, France, early 14the century
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