The History of Music

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The History of Music The text of The Erlking (1815), by Schubert, is a Germanic legend and is about the king of the elves. He is an evil and magical figure, who with his touch (whether you touch him or he touches you) can kill. In the text a father and his son are riding home at night and the son keeps screaming that he sees the Erlking and he was going to hurt him. The father doesn't know what to do b/c he's not sure if the son is really seeing the Erlking or if he is hallucinating from a high temperature. However, when the father gets home, he is carrying his dead child in his arms. Different singers for each part (the father, the son, and the Erlking) make the different characters distinct. There is a very dissonant harmony and minor tonality and it is a through-comosed song. The text combines fantasy and reality, and shows is an example of Nationalism as well as the supernatural. This piece is also an example of Sturm und Drang, which is an intentional emotionalism intended to shock the audience with its intense emotion. This term comes from Goethe. This work is Schubert's most famous song. 2. Nationalism is the reflction of one's own country in artistic terms. In the romantic period, there was a rise of personal freedom and the middle class is now the main advance of the time. There was much individuality in the identity in music and song from each nation, which promised nationalism in music. 3. The troubadors were known as any poet musicians from Provencal in Southern France during the 12th - 13th centuries. Guilham IX included not only nobility, but also commoners in this movement when he began it. In the mid-12th century, this movement spread to the Northern France, where the trouveres developed, and... ... middle of paper ... ...xcept it enede with soemthing, such as, "fa la la la". Musique Mesuree was measured music in Ancient style. It was based on the speech patterns of the Ancient Greek and Latin. They included long note values for accented syllables and short note values for non-accented syllables. It created and sounded like a mixed meter. the texts included a refrain, which had 5 voices. The first verse would start off with 2 voices and through each verse a voice would be added. The Spanish Villancico took a homophonic, strophic approach, just like the frottola. One Villancico composer was Jaunde Encino. The consort song leads to popular music. It is a type of writing where you have solo voice with consort accompaniment. There are two kinds of consorts: broken consort and whole consort. Broken consort is a mixture of instruments and Whole consort is some kind of instruments.

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