Moving from the Medieval to The Renaissance Era
Listening to music is such a relaxing thing to do when someone is either stressed or needing to accomplish a task. I like to listen to music when I am riding in the car, it helps the time go by and the drive seem not so long. I have compared two songs that have two different effects in listening. The first song, S'amour dont sui espris - "The Love I'm burning with", was beautiful song written by french poet-abbot Gautier de Coincy (1177--1236) is from the Medieval era. The second song Missa – Caput – (Gloria) by Jean Ockeghem (1410 – 1497) is from the Renaissance era. Both songs were written for religious factors and have different ways of sharing love for the church. The songs are relaxing to listen to and the timbre is also different.
The first song I listened to S'amour dont sui espris - "The Love I'm burning with" was a song about the Virgin Mary and the “Christian values” that she had. It told of her life on earth, her conception, her birth and her childhood. The music has an good harmony and the sequence is very clear. The duration of the song carries a regular rhythm that is easy to follow. When I hear this song it makes you want to get up and dance.
The music has instruments that are played and he is singing his love for the Virgin Mary. The song is written in french and sung with the devotion to her. During this era the church played a big role in the music that was played and listened to. The Medieval era was a time of feudalism and one crusade after another. By the end of the medieval era, the courts rivaled and in some respects even surpassed the church in the composition and consumption of new music (Bonds, 2013).
The second song I listened to Missa – Caput – (Gloria) was a song in Capella and was sung by a choir. There was a flowing melody that was relaxing and you could tell the register of the music by the way it was sung. To me this song was very bland and boring because of the slowness of...