Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Medieval Listening Journals

We begin our trip through history in the Medieval era, with a collection of blog entries on music ranging from Hildegard von Bingen to the Carmina Burana. Each student has taken a recording, researched it, and written about both their findings and their reactions and then a colleague has taken their original entry and posted a response. You'll find the following reactions on their individual blogs:

Julie Robison: A journal entry on "Les Escholiers de Paris: Motets, Chansons et Estampies du XIIIe siecle Ensemble Gilles Binchois" and a response to Victoria Brown's entry.

Sarah Hardy: A journal entry on "Alfonso X: Cantigas De Santa Maria" and a response to Victoria Brown's entry.

Victoria Brown: A journal entry on "Hildegard von Bingen: Canticles of Ecstasy" and a response to Julie Robison's entry.

Christopher Janwong McKiggan: A journal entry on "Carmina Burana" and a response to Jaime Tyser's entry.

Jaime Tyser: A journal entry on "Cansós de Trobairitz" and a response to Sarah Hardy's entry.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Welcome to the class blog of CONS351WI, Early Music History at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. On the right hand side of the page you'll find a list of the students participating in the class this fall. Over the course of the semester, they'll be listening to music outside the textbook (and sometimes outside the norm) and writing about their research into and reactions to that music. They'll also be reading each other's writings and responding through comments and blog postings to what their colleagues are hearing. Join us as we create this online community devoted to music written before 1750. Read, listen, comment, ponder, but above all, open your ears to the echoes of the past.