Thursday, March 24, 2011
These are two great examples of Fugues by J.S. Bach. Notice on the second video the lined interpretation of the musical performance!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Watch this (exciting) video that details the characteristics of word-painting in the Italian madrigal -
Listen to the first third of Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo. Click here to read more about Orfeo, the ancient Greek tragedy about Orpheus's decent into Hell!
Monday, March 21, 2011
- Listen to Hildegard von Bingen: O Pastor Pnimarum (plainchant) and then to Michael Praetorius: Two Dance Clusters from Terpsichore. Write 3-4 paragraphs comparing and contrasting these two early works in Western Music. Who was Hildegard von Bingen and who was Michael Praetorius? When did they live and what was the purpose of the music that they wrote?
Due: Fridat March 25, 2011! (First Grade of 4th Quarter)