Re: [SCA Newcomers] Some questions about medieval music.
- On Tuesday 25 February 2003 22:01, "mr_marouka wrote:
> But recently I have beenI'm not an expert, but for starters try the Academy of Ancient Music.
> curious about music in the middle ages. No doubt we've all heard it
> (or think we have) in movies, television, and computer games
> (Activision's "Medieval: Total War" has an impressive musical score).
> Lately I've been wondering if that's all accurate? I know that over
> time things can be lost, forgotten, or just changed to fit modern
> standards. Do people in this contemporary age know what medieval
> music really sounded like?
This is a performance group that has extensively studied, and attempts
to reproduce, a very authentic period sound using instruments that are
close reproductions of period instruments.
Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin (Scott Courtney)
Gules, on a bezant a fleam sable, on a chief dovetailed Or, two keys
fesswise reversed sable.
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio) http://4th.com/sca/justin/
justin@... PGP Public Key at http://4th.com/keys/justin.pubkey
- In a message dated 2/26/2003 8:34:50 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> If anyone could help me, I'd like to know where I can find accurateActually, there's a lot out there if you know where to look. For instance, I
> reproductions of medieval music (with the right instruments and
> everything). I did a search for "Medieval Music" on Kazaa and found a
> couple of songs that were very nice, but it would be great to know if
> that's what medieval tunes were really like.
have here, sitting above the computer, a 4 CD set called "The Medieval
Experience: Sacred and Secular Music from the Hihg Middle Ages to the early
Renaissance". It's put out by a German company called Deutsche Grammophon,
a division of PolyGram Group Canada. The four CD's are two of Monks and
Troubadors, one Masses and Memorials, and one Motets.
Another good place to look is for the group Anonymous 4. They've done a
number of excellent recordings of medieval music. I also have a CD called
Istanpitta, but I can't remember if that's the name of the group or the name
of the album...
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