Roman instrument: same as the greek aulos
bone-like appearance
Roman instrument: long, cylindrical instrument
cylindrical bore and bell at the end
Martianus Capella
(ca. 435 AD)
wrote about the seven liberal arts (Trivium: grammar, logic, rhetoric; Quadriv: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music)
part of the seven liberal arts
Grammar, logic, and rhetoric
part of the seven liberal arts
Arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music
c. 480-524 CE
Foremost music theorist; wrote Fundamentals of Music
Musica mundana
Term by Boethius: “Music of the spheres”
Cosmic Music/True music
musica humana
term by Boethius:
music of the human body
music instrumentalis
Term by Boethius: earthly vocal and instrumental music
– Poor approx. of the divine and unchanging properties
collection of prayers, chants, readings, and ritual acts practiced by any organized religion
monophonic religious music sung in a house of worship
syllabic chant
usually one note per syllable
Neumatic chant
three, four, or five notes for each syllable of text
Melismatic chant
many notes per syllable
Gregorian Chant / Plainsong
a vast body of monophonic religious music setting Latin texts and intended for use in the Roman Catholic Church
person specially trained to lead the music of the community
Coptic Chant
music of the Christian Church of Egypt, Syria
Roman Chant
Rome, Italy
Morzarabic Chant
Christians living under Moslem rule
Gallican Chant
Christian music of early-medieval Gaul (modern days France and parts of Switzerland) North of the Alps
a solitary woman (nun)