This clip tracks the manuscript as the music progresses, a helpful format for linking sound and early notation. The “Kyrie” performed here includes interpolated “tropes,” a fascinating technique (and musical philosophy) that I will be writing about a lot more this week. Also note the florid melisma (extended, textless melodic passage) on the last syllable. Glorious indeed!
Published by Zachary Wallmark
During the Challenge I was graduate student in musicology at UCLA (completed 2014). I am currently Assistant Professor of Music History at SMU in Dallas, TX, where I teach courses on cultural musicology, opera history, music perception and cognition, popular music, and research methods. My monograph project, "Nothing but Noise: Timbre and Musical Meaning at the Edge," is under contract with Oxford University Press. View all posts by Zachary Wallmark