Medieval Music Renaissance Music 1450 1600 Baroque Music 1750 Classical Music 1825 Romantic Music 20th Century Music 1900 1) Which do you prefer? Singing or listening to music that has only one voice part or signing or listening to music with more than one vocal part? 2) What are some popular subjects for song lyrics? In southern France in the 1200s, traveling poets were also singers who composed and sang many songs about courtly love. They were called troubadours. Songs that were non-religious in nature are known as secular songs One troubadour song is Ahi! Amours, written in the time of the Crusades. In this song, a knight is going off to war. This song is in Medieval French. It is roughly translated below. Alas, Love, how hard it is to part A better lady was never loved or served May I come back to her in his sweetness Inasmuch as I depart in pain Alas! What have I said? I will not leave her Ahi! Amours Sound Clip How would you describe the texture of this song? a) Homophonic – melody supported by harmony b) Polyphonic - Music consisting of two or more independent melodies sung or played together 1 person to improvise on the keyboard 2 tambourine players 4 hand drum players 3 people to play the Drone on the bells This will be graded! Please complete and hand in to your class bin before leaving today!