Introduction The world of the European Middle Ages was beset by superstition, ignorance, and religious bamboozlement. Women of this time had it especially bad. Many
Introduction In the my last blog post, I talked about the details of Gregorian chant. In this one, I’ll discuss the reason historians know all
This is lecture 3 of my series on the history of Western music. It covers the psalms and hymns of the Roman liturgy and describes later variants of Gregorian chant such as tropes and sequences.
This is lecture 2 of my series on the history of Western music. It picks up at the downfall of the Roman Empire and covers the music born with the inception of Christianity.
Introduction Jazz came about through the marriage of African and European musical systems. It arose at the turn of the last century in the city
Introduction This lecture is about the first music ever played or sung on Earth. It investigates a vast expanse of time that starts with the