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  • Medieval and Renaissance Instrumental Music

  • Medieval Music of the Middle Ages

  • Medieval Dance MusicEstampieStamping Dance - People stand in a circle holding handsMade up of several sections, each section is played twice, the first with an open ending and the second with a close ending

    La Quinte Estampie Real (The Fifth Royal Estampie)Istampita Palamento

  • Salterello A fast Italian dance in either triple time or 6/8 or 12/8 with a hopping or jumping rhythm In the 16th Century it was performed after the passamezzo to create a contrasting pair

  • Renaissance Rebirth or Revival

  • Renaissance Dance Music Basse Dance * Pavan * Galliard *Passamezzo Salterello Branle Volta

  • PavanA 16th Century Court Dance2 or 4 beat timeSlow and MajesticByrd, Bull and Gibbons composed these for keyboard2 Left single forward |2 Right single forward | 4 Left double forward. |2 Right single backward (or forward) |2 Left single backward (or forward) | 4 Right double backward (or forward).|

    Pavan DanceThe common accompaniment would be the drone Two notes a fifth apart held down or played rhythmically

  • GalliardA lively spirited 16th Century court danceExaggerated leaps and nimble footworkIn triple or compound timeUse of the *hemiola

    Beginning of Byrds Galiardo, Mistress Marye BrowloJohn Dowland The Earle of Essex Galiard

  • Passamezzo These are early ground bass. There are two versions of this dance. Passamezzo Antico = minor chord sequenceThis chord sequence is used for the famous tune GreensleavesAmGAmE I VII I VCGAm EAmiii VII i V i(poss. Henry VIII of England, 1500's.) Alas, my love, you do me wrong, To cast me off discourteously. For I have loved you well and long, Delighting in your company. Chorus: Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but my lady greensleeves. Your vows you've broken, like my heart, Oh, why did you so enrapture me? Now I remain in a world apart But my heart remains in captivity. chorus

  • Passamezzo ModernaThis chord sequence is in the major key C F C G I IV I V C count 1 2 1 2 1etc. count 1 2 1You will notice the first phrase ends on the dominant chord. This helps to lead us into the next phrase.This chord pattern evolves over centuries into the American 12 bar blues chord sequenceListen to the following passamezzo moderna. Can you follow the chord sequence?

  • HemiolaA composer may make a couple of bars of music in a 3/4 piece sound like they are in 2/4 using ties. Look at the example below:

  • Tierce de Picardie ( Picardy Third)In some pieces in a minor key, the final tonic chord is a major chord.The unexpected major 3rd in the final chordListen to the end of the phrases in Coventry Carol on the next slide as a good example

  • Coventry Carol

    1. Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,By, by, lully, lullay.Lullay, Thou little tiny Child.By, by, lully, lullay.2. O sisters, too, how may we do,For to preserve this day;This poor Youngling for whom we sing,By, by, lully, lullay.3. Herod the King, in his raging,Charged he hath this day;His men of might, in his own sight,All children young, to slay.4. Then woe is me, poor Child, for Thee,And ever mourn and say;For Thy parting, nor say nor sing,By, by, lully, lullay.

    The highlighted words are the tierce de picardie


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