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Asturrulumbo
04-10-11, 02:14
Who doesn't love a mass, a plainchant or a hymn; a rondeau or a cantiga? I'll be posting some Medieval music for all Eupedians; If anyone wants to join in, all the merrier.

Asturrulumbo
04-10-11, 02:20
Possibly the best known feature of Medieval music is polyphony, and as Leonin (1150-1201) was the first polyphonic composer whose name is known, it makes sense to begin with some of his music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtkmnhnHWhw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwK2f3SR6ho&feature=related
Enjoy!

Asturrulumbo
04-10-11, 02:30
But before any more Christian tunes, it may be good to remember Medieval Europe's pagan eras, especially in Scandinavia. Though of course none of the music of this period was written down, Sequentia makes a recreation of how the Eddas may have been sung in their album "Edda: Myths from Medieval Iceland":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtT9jUdV3nI&feature=fvst

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaUwG762FfU

Asturrulumbo
04-10-11, 02:43
In the Early Middle Ages, the bread and butter of (written) music was the plainchant. Of these, the most famous is of course the Gregorian Chant. However, there are other less well known forms of plainchant, such as the Old Roman chant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JOShBSsql0
the Ambrosian chant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPQ4F9Xd45w&feature=related
and the Mozarabic chant (sung in Muslim Spain):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob_YOmaW8Z8

LeBrok
04-10-11, 05:30
I wasn't aware that there is such richness of medieval chants being recreated now days. I thought that what was left were Gregorian chants.
Interesting is commonality in lack of rhythmic instruments throughout Europe in church music of middle ages.
In what era the castrati started singing? I really like their angelic voices. :)

Asturrulumbo
04-10-11, 21:20
In what era the castrati started singing? I really like their angelic voices. :)
It seems that the tradition comes from mid-16th century Italy

Kardu
20-11-11, 21:52
Georgian medieval sacral polyphony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObZEeJVN0kw&feature=related

And a little background info about Georgian folk music which has its roots in ancient pagan past and many similarities with Corsican and Sardegnan polyphonic singing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=kQ7iKtpO_Jw

Cimmerianbloke
13-12-11, 04:30
Really cool thread, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your next posts...

Asturrulumbo
13-12-11, 05:00
The Kyrie of the Messe de Nostre Dame by Guillaume de Machaut, one of the most famous composers and poets the 14th century:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47JdUI_PhE

Carlos
13-12-11, 17:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmkNDrj4Cr4&feature=related