University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Mensural Notation

Instructor:
Iselda de Narbonne


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA106 February 13, 2021
Crs #:
729
Date:
Sat Feb 13
Time:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
14/49
Room:
Orchestra
Course Category:
Performing Arts
Track:
Music Notation
Description
Learn to read medieval and renaissance music! As polyphony and multi-part music became more widespread and complex, people needed to find ways to notate it really clearly. Scribes began to use the shapes of notes to differentiate note length, and to find ways of clearly marking the time signature of pieces. At long last, notated music starts to tell us up front what we really need to know! In this class, we'll look at how to read the notation systems in use by medieval and renaissance composers such as Guillaume Dufay, Guillaume du Machaut, Philip di Vitry, Oswald von Wolkenstein, Josquin de Perez, William Byrd, and many more. Familiarity with modern music notation will be of great help to students in this class, but all are welcome!