Medieval Music Besalú

Course Catalog

Explore the development of medieval music, medieval notations and sources, performance practices, and singing and musical instruments within specific contexts, repertoires and music sources

COURSES

ECTS available in credit courses
MEDIEVAL NOTATION
Modal Notation (Notation I) 1.5 credits ECTS
Mensural and Franconian Notation (Notation II) 1.5 credits ECTS
MEDIEVAL MUSIC HISTORY
History of Medieval Music in Performance I (800-1150) 1.5 credits ECTS
History of Medieval Music in Performance II (1150-1300) 1.5 credits ECTS
REPERTOIRES & PERFORMANCE
Melodic Improvisation 1.5 credits ECTS
Melodic Ornamentation 1.5 credits ECTS
The Trouvère Chanson and its Performance (900-1300)  1.5 credits ECTS
The Cantigas de Santa Maria (Context, Notation, Performance)  1.5 credits ECTS
The Estampies and Dances Royales of the Manuscript du Roi  1.5 credits ECTS
Medieval Parisian Repertoires – Coming Soon  1.5 credits ECTS
RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND APPLIED MUSICOLOGY
Researching Medieval Music: Approaches, Tools, and Techniques – Coming Soon 2 credits ECTS
MEDIEVAL SINGING
Level 1: Carmina Burana – An Entry into Medieval Monophonic Song (Beginner) – Coming Soon 1 credit ECTS
Level 2: Hildegard von Bingen: The Voice of Divine Inspiration (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Level 3: Dit du chancelier Philippe: A Story of Notre Dame’s most Glorious Chancellor (Advanced) 1 credit ECTS
VIELLE
Level 1: Technique, Performance, Repertoires (Beginner) – Coming Soon 1 credit ECTS
Level 2: The Vielle in the Trouvère and Parisian Clerical Repertoires (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Level 3: The Vielle and Jerome of Moravia (Advanced Level) 1 credit ECTS
CITOLE/GITTERN/PSALTERY
Level 1: Basic Technique and Repertoires (Beginner) – Coming Soon 1 credit ECTS
Level 2: Secular and Religious Songs and Dances (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Level 3: The Citole, Gittern, Psaltery and the Clerical Music Repertoire (Advanced) 1 credit ECTS
HARP
Level 1: Basic Technique and Repertoires (Beginner) – Coming Soon 1 credits ECTS
Level 2: The Harp in 13th-century France (Intermediate) – Coming Soon 1 credits ECTS
Level 3: The Harp and Anglo-Norman Repertoire (Advanced) 1 credits ECTS
PORTATIVE ORGAN
Level 1: Discovering the Portative Organ: Basics of Playing (Beginner)  1 credit ECTS
Level 2: Towards expressivity and flexibility (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Level 3: Organ Performance Practice in the Medieval Clerical Universe (Advanced) – Coming Soon 1 credit ECTS
BAGPIPE / PIPE & TABOR
Level 1: Playing Music for Robin and Marion: Introduction to Medieval Wind Instruments (Beginner) – Coming Soon 1 credit ECTS
Level 2: A grant piperie: Dance Music for Wind Instruments (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Level 3: Et toute la mestrie: Expanded Repertoire and Technique for Wind Instruments (Advanced) 1 credit ECTS
FRAME DRUMS
Level 1: Basic Technique and Repertoires (Beginner) 1 credit ECTS
Level 2: Rhythmic Accompaniment, Ornamentation, and Improvisation (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Level 3: Accompanying Dance and Women’s Song Repertoires (Advanced) 1 credit ECTS

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The International Course of Medieval Music Besalú offers singers and instrumentalists the possibility of studying the repertoires of monodic and polyphonic music composed between the 11th and 13th centuries.

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