Medieval Music Besalú

Course Catalog

Study medieval music history, genres, repertoires, styles, notations, sources, performance practices, musical iconography, research techniques, singing, and musical instruments.


ECTS available in credit courses
Modal Notation (Notation I) 1.5 credits ECTS
Mensural and Franconian Notation (Notation II) 1.5 credits ECTS
The Earliest Medieval Notations (850-1200) 1.5 credits ECTS
Medieval Music History Performance I (800-1150) 1.5 credits ECTS
Medieval Music History and Performance II (1150-1300) 1.5 credits ECTS
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 of Alfonso X: Context, Notation, Performance  1.5 credits ECTS
The Estampies and Dances Royales of the Manuscript du Roi  1.5 credits ECTS
The Monophonic Music of Medieval Paris  1.5 credits ECTS
The Art of the Troubadour Song  1.5 credits ECTS
Research Techniques and Applied Musicology 2 credits ECTS
Medieval Music Iconography 1.5 credits ECTS
Singing I: Carmina Burana – An Entry into Medieval Monophonic Song 1 credit ECTS
Singing II: Hildegard von Bingen – The Voice of Divine Inspiration 1 credit ECTS
Singing III: Dit du chancelier Philippe – A Story of Notre Dame’s most Glorious Chancellor 1 credit ECTS
Vielle I: Basic Technique, Repertoires and Performance Practice 1 credit ECTS
Vielle II: Performing Trouvère and Parisian Repertoires 1 credit ECTS
Vielle III: The Vielle and Jerome of Moravia 1 credit ECTS
The Citole/Gittern I: Basic Technique and Repertoire 1 credit ECTS
Citole/Gittern/Psaltery II: Secular and Religious Songs and Dances 1 credit ECTS
The Citole/ Gittern / Psaltery III: The Clerical Music Repertoire 1 credit ECTS
Medieval Harp I: Basic Technique and Repertoires 1 credits ECTS
Medieval Harp II: The Harp in the 13th Century 1 credits ECTS
Medieval Harp III: The Harp and the Anglo-Norman Repertoire 1 credits ECTS
Portative Organ I: Discovering the Portative Organ (Beginner)  1 credit ECTS
Portative Organ II: Towards Expressivity and Flexibility (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Portative Organ III: The Organ in the Medieval Clerical Universe (Advanced) 1 credit ECTS
Bagpipe/Pipe & Tabor III: Playing Music for Robin and Marion: Introduction to Medieval Wind Instruments (Beginner) – coming soon 1 credit ECTS
Bagpipe/Pipe & Tabor II: A grant piperie – dance music for wind instruments (Intermediate) 1 credit ECTS
Bagpipe/Pipe & Tabor III: Et toute la mestrie: Expanded Repertoire and Technique for Wind Instruments (Advanced) 1 credit ECTS
Frame Drums I: Technique and Repertoires 1 credit ECTS
Frame Drums II: Rhythmic Accompaniment, Ornamentation, and Improvisation 1 credit ECTS
Frame Drums III: Accompanying Dance and Women’s Song Repertoires 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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