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Middle Ages

450-1450
For such a vast period of time, there is a remarkable continuity in musical styles in the Middle Ages. In order to understand them better, it is a good idea to group their distinctive features within the broad categories of monophonic and polyphonic styles.

Monophonic Style
Polyphonic Style

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History of music - Part I (From ancient Greece to renaissance)
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Seikilos epitaph Gregorian chant Organum Neidhardt von Reuental: Winter wie ist nu dein Kraft (minnesang) Guillaume de Machaut: Missa Notre Dame Guillaume Dufay: Deus tuorum militum Jean Ockeghem: Missa Ecce ancilla Domini Josquin Desprez: Mis... [more]
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13th century Medieval Music: Ductia
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On viol and recorder by ernst stolz. There are no surviving manuscripts containing pieces labelled as ductias. Grochieo describes the ductia as like the estampie but more regular; perhaps this refers to an estampie with verses all of the same length.... [more]
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Music of Ancient Greece
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Michael Levy plays ancient Greek melodies on his lyre.  This is a short rendition of one of the precious few fragments of surviving ancient Greek music! This fragment of melody was preserved in ancient Byzantine manuscripts (Conspectus codicum: V. V... [more]
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Medieval French Song by Guillaume de Machaut (Dame, je sui cilz Fins cuers doulz)
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This is one of motets of the french composer Guillaume de Machaut in 14th century. Lady, I am the one who wants to endure your will. and for as long as I may live; but I do not believe that I will endure it for long without dying, since you are... [more]
May 28, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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