Tuesday, September 1, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

QUOTE:
"Nothing right can be accomplished
  in art without enthusiasm."
AUTHOR: Robert Schumann
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
"Art starts out in the artists soul inwardly. The
  art can not be expressed outwardly without
  the willingness of the artist to work hard."







COMPOSER:
HILDEGARD OF BINGEN
VISION:
O EUCHARI IN LETA VIA
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This religious piece was written in honor of
St. Eucharius, the missionary to the Gauls,
the first bishop of the city, and the man who
laid the cornerstone to Trier Cathedral, the
oldest cathedral north of the Alps. Hildegard
probably wrote the music and poetry for
the monks of the monastery in Trier
devoted to his worship.

This Sequence would have been sung during
Mass on Eucharius' feast day, December 8.

1. MUSIC NOTATION DEVELOPED IN THE
CHURCH DURING THE MEDIEVAL TIMES
AS A WAY OF PRESERVING THE MUSIC
WRITTEN FOR THE RELIGIOUS SERVICES
AS THERE HAD NOT BEEN RECORDING
DEVICES INVENTED YET

2. EARLY NOTES WERE CALLED NEUMES

3. LINES and SPACES OF THE MUSICAL
STAFF WERE PATTERNED AFTER THE
FINGERS OF THE HAND (FIVE FINGERS
AND FOUR SPACES IN BETWEEN)

4. HILDEGARD WAS A NUN WHO WROTE
MUSIC FOR THE CHURCH ANDTHE
MUSIC SURVIVED BECAUSE SHE WAS
EDUCATED IN MUSIC NOTATION

5. MUCH OF NON-CHURCH (SECULAR)
MUSIC DID NOT SURVIVE FROM THE
MEDIEVAL TIMES BECAUSE THE
AVERAGE PERSON WHO CREATED
THIS MUSIC HAD NO KNOWLEDGE
OF MUSIC NOTATION

6. TODAY OUR KNOWLEDGE OF
MUSIC FROM THIS TIME PERIOD IS
MOSTLY FROM THE CHURCH