Hymnody

The Schola Cantorum – Singing Songs of Praise as One Voice

The Schola Cantorum – Singing Songs of Praise as One Voice

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In the early Christian church creating songs of praise, devotion and thanksgiving, reflected the beauty of the cosmos. When accompanied by dance movements and hand clapping, from the fourth century onward, rhythmical hymnody took the lead. Aurelius Ambrose (St Ambrose c337 – 397) descended from an ancient Roman family. He…

The Twelfth Century Awakening and Songs of Courtly Love

The Twelfth Century Awakening and Songs of Courtly Love

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The courtly love song sung by a languishing lover to his lovely lady proclaimed that although their love was a secret, because convention required it to be, he was content to let her know she was the sole mistress of his heart.

Sound of Music: Poets Celebrate Creation Psalms – Polyphony

Sound of Music: Poets Celebrate Creation Psalms – Polyphony

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The European medieval mind concerned itself with matters of the soul harmony & music as major aspects of the kósmos, a system centred on the earth & human race