Comparing Secular and Sacred Music in the Middle Ages

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Comparing Secular and Sacred Music in the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages was a time of diversity in music. In the Middle Ages there were two main types of music. Secular and sacred music. Sacred music was shaped by many different people. The Greek, Hebrew and the Syrian were the main influences. Sacred music was also shaped by Pope Gregory during his reign from 590-604 A.D. Gregorian chant was a very simple single line melody. It was in Latin. It was also unmeasured. In Gregorian chant there were no big leaps or dynamic contrast. The songs were passed by th

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