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
The Monophonic Music of Medieval Paris  1.5 credits ECTS
   
APPLIED MUSICOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE  
Research Techniques and Applied Musicology 2 credits ECTS
   
MEDIEVAL SINGING  
Level 1: Carmina Burana – An Entry into Medieval Monophonic Song (Beginner) 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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