The texture in the sample was the accompanied monody
30_ Hamilton identifies the music of this paradisiacal scene with a specific historical form: "against the secunda prattica of monody
, Kleist aligns himself with the prima prattica of polyphony, where words are subordinate to music, where the individual voice melts into the voice of God" (144).
It was a product of the "new" musicians' rejection, in the last years of the sixteenth century, of polyphony in favor of monody
, declamation, and (eventually) recitative.
Although the title and sub-title of "Thyrsis: A Monody
, to Commemorate the Author's Friend, Arthur Hugh Clough, Who Died at Florence, 1861" create the expectation of a conventional pastoral elegy, the poem (as Giannone perceived) deviates noticeably from the classical paradigm exemplified by "Lycidas.
And keenly, Julie Paegle profuses a monody
in memory of a friend to many of us, poet Craig Arnold, lost to us all.
See the discussion of Vittoria Archilei's 1589 performance in Nina Treadwell, "She Descended on a Cloud 'from the Highest Spheres': Florentine Monody
'alla Romanina,'" Cambridge Opera Journal 16, no.
Here we tread on stony ground, for there is a sharp divide between the paths of those who believe that medieval monody
(secular songs and the types of lyrics under discussion) was sung like plainchant, and those who think it was performed rhythmically.
Taking the rail route, if you want my opinion, is not the most fun part of their expedition, unfurling the chromatic monody
of gray wood beneath their six feet, its texture not particularly welcoming for anything not (as they are not) xylophagous.
and reflects the most recent revisions in source
This passage contains a verbatim echo of the opening line of Kreousa's monody
in which she berates Apollo: w yuca, pw~ sigasw; (859).
16) Buonarroti's extraordinary literary productivity not only led to his contributions to Florentine innovations in music-theater, which culminated in the birth of opera, but also found expression in an extensive collection of unpublished lyric poetry, much of which was produced for specific court occasions and was set to music by the contemporary pioneers of monody
The newly reconstructed poem will undoubtedly reanimate, but will definitively not resolve, a number of other classic questions, including whether Sappho wrote monody
or choral poems; whether her poems were performed in public or private; and what exactly was the nature of the group of girls she gathered around her (religious, erotic, pedagogical, therapeutic preparation for marriage, etc.