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Compare and contrast secular and sacred music in the Medieval Period

By Rhonda Spencer,2014-09-22 11:43
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Compare and contrast secular and sacred music in the Medieval Period

Compare and contrast secular and sacred music in the Medieval Period? Now,

    consider music of today’s world, both secular and sacred. How have the roles and traditions of secular and sacred music changed over the centuries?

    Secular music in the Medieval Period was vocal and was a way to serve God. Like Gregorian chant, but was not the official secular music for over 1000 years, even though they are also about the God. At that time, secular music was monophonic, cappella, and nonmaterial. They were only performed by priests and monks in Latin. However, sacred music is more different. It was not only about the God. It also sang about love, criticism, everything about people that were not only the clergies. The place and language had also enlarged.

    Nowadays, secular music has wider topics. All over the world, there are amount of countries have secular music in their own languages. Sacred music has also developed. More and more styles are created. Whatever they want, they can write it to a song. Singers today like to express their own feeling in different way. Blue, Pop, Hip-Hop, Rap, and there will be more styles to be created in the future.

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