Re: [Authentic_SCA] Ohio: Medieval & Renaissance Music Lecture/Concert
> > A Thousand Years of Music: A combined lecture and concert giving
> > an overview of music during the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe
> > Tuesday, January 21; 7:00 p.m.; Chisolm Auditorium, Franks Hall
> > TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, TIFFIN, OH For the thousand years of the
> > Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe, music was much more than
> > entertainment--it was used for accompaniment in work, in worship,
> > for celebrations and partying, for social get-togethers, and
> > simply as a way to pass the time during long days and evenings
> > spent watching over animals in the fields or gathering indoors
> > for elaborate feasts with music, dancing, and storytelling.
> > On Tuesday evening, January 21, 2003, Tiffin University will
> > present a selection of music that was popular from 600 to 1600
> > AD. Brief explanations will help the audience understand the
> > characteristics of different styles of music, from sacred to
> > secular, from love songs to dance tunes, from ballads to comic
> > songs and carefree madrigals.
> > The program will begin with a Gregorian chant dating from around
> > 600 AD. Other selections include plainchant styles used in later
> > centuries, troubador love songs from 12th century France, a 13th
> > century motet in three parts, and songs, ballads, and a five-part
> > madrigal from the Renaissance. The performance will include
> > instrumental accompaniments for the songs. The general
> > characteristics of medieval and Renaissance music will be
> > explained, and medieval music's development over time traced.
> > Explanations for individual melodies will include the scales
> > used, including modes and hexachords, as well as the place of
> > music in medieval and Renaissance life and medieval music's
> > influence on later folk music.
> > The lecture portions of the program will be given by Mathilda
> > Navias, a performer who has done extensive research into medieval
> > and Renaissance music, particularly of how the music was
> > originally performed. Ms. Navias will perform the solo songs. She
> > will be joined by members of Tiffin Universitys music department.
> > At the close of the concert, costumed members of the Tiffin
> > branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism will be available
> > to answer questions about life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
> > The combination lecture and concert is free and open to the
> > public. It is co-sponsored by the Tiffin University Vocal Music
> > Department and the Tiffin branch of the Society for Creative
> > Anachronism, Inc.
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