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1/Please read the documents “Week #3 – Listening/Reading – The Middle Ages” and “Hildegard Von Bingen.” These documents are included in the “Course Documents” in the file Week 3. Also, listen to the composition “O Virga Ac Diadema” following that link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrrqWsav5FI You can also read the lyrics and translation here: http://www.hildegard-society.org/2014/09/o-virga-ac-diadema-sequence.html 2/ Write a short response/summary about the “Hildegard Von Bingen” reading while incorporating elements you learned from the document “Week #3 – Listening/Reading – The Middle Ages.” Here are a few questions that could help you build your response: What new elements did you learn in the reading? Anything surprising or challanging? Anything you do not agree with? Any specific thoughts and questions when it comes to authorship, polyphony and gender politics? Also, in your response, include a short description of the piece you listened to “O Virga Ac Diadema” using the two reading as well as some basic musical elements you learned about in Week #1. What is the musical texture of this piece? Do you hear any melisma? Could this piece be considered a plainchant? How would you describe the voice you are hearing? What does it make you think of? How does it make you feel?
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