Instrumental Music, 13th century, 14th century, Music, instrumental music
Music has always been an essential part of religious, civic and political life around the world. The interchanging of ideas around the world led to major changes in the composition styles, methods of dissemination, musical genres and the growth and development of musical instruments. During the 13th and the 14 century, more instrumental music was being written around the world. This was an indication that singers and audiences were beginning to appreciate the music without voices. The trend also showed rising musical literacy among instrumentalists around the globe. The 14th century witnessed the development and introduction of new instrumentals and genres of music.
[...] Composers of instrumental music in the 13th and the 14thcenter were experiencing more rhythmic freedom (Kathleen 34). This is attributed to the acceptance of the duple rhythmic patterns. The duple rhythmic patterns were initially developed by Phillipe de Vitry (Gordon 22). The harmonic structures were also experiencing a lot of changes with the passages of sixths and third starting to emerge. Before this period, the intervals had been perfect fifths, fourth and octaves. This however changed in the later 13th and the 14t century in which melodic lines and tunes become more flexible. [...]
[...] The instrumentalmusic in the 14thcentury was more stablecompared to the late 13th century. The music was morestructured and unified because of the musicalinventions and the ingenuity that was being experienced across the globe. With the growth of cities and changes in political structures across Europe, the middle class was experiencing more power than they had never experienced benefit. Instrumental music was also becoming more popular and prevalent. Music literature movedfrom the confines of religious vocal music to a more humanistic view that supported new types of music including instrumental music. [...]
[...] Kathleen, Kuiper.Musicians of the Renaissance. London: Britannica Educational Publishing Print. Kosovske, Yonit. Historical Harpsichord Technique: Developing La douceur du toucher. Indiana:Indiana University Press Print. Polk, Keith. German Instrumental Music of the Late Middle Ages: Players, Patrons and Performance Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Print. [...]
[...] Composers widely used the keyboard instruments because they couldcreate idiomatical instrumental sounds and effects. Such instrumentsflourished a lot in Europe. The other commonform that was seen in the 13th and the 14thcentury was the mixed consorts. The consorts were made up with differentinstruments with differentcapabilities. The instruments were performed in ensembles to create a melody and musical effect. Settings The instrumental music was performed and applied in various settings. A very good example was the Chanson melodies in which the instrumental ensembles were played as the background music in other activities. [...]
[...] The mixed corsets, wind instruments and percussion instruments were used in different settings. Towards the end of the 14thcentury, the purelyinstrumental musicdevelopment slowed down because of the emergence of musical performance. Despite this being the case, the popularinstruments and instrumental musicelements like the lute were included in such performances. Works Cited Bonds, Mark. Music as Thought: Listening to the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven. Princeton: Princeton University Press Print. Gordon, Edwin. Learning Sequences in Music: Skill, Content, and Patterns: A Music Learning Theory. New York: GIA Print. [...]
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