Location

Flint Family Lobby

Access Type

Event

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Event Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/red-letter-day/student-scholar-showcase/

Start Date

6-4-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 5:00 PM

Abstract

Although the cantus firmus L’Homme Armé rose to fame during the Renaissance era, modern treatments of the melody are implemented into musical works for Catholic Mass services and elsewhere today. With the intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to examine the usage of L’Homme Armé from the Renaissance era through the 20th century. The particular problems of this study were to (1) trace the origin of L’Homme Armé; (2) examine its use in mass/modern treatment; and (3) compose a piece based on its principles, explaining the process in doing so. Triple-meter rhythms and inspiring lyrics, of which there is no definite composer, acted as a call to arms for soldiers and Christians through the 16th and 17th centuries. The use of L’Homme Armé in mass began with Guillaume Du Fay (1397-1474), branching into forty separate sacred works within a century; this practice continues today in works by Johann Nepomuk David (1895-1977) and Karl Jenkins (b. 1944). I took this idea and implemented into a work of my own in which I placed the lyrics of Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Beethoven) into Gold Digger (Kanye West). This research conveys music as a truly immortal art.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Cynthia Ramsey

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The Sample of its Day: L’Homme Armé in the Renaissance Era and 20th Century

Flint Family Lobby

Although the cantus firmus L’Homme Armé rose to fame during the Renaissance era, modern treatments of the melody are implemented into musical works for Catholic Mass services and elsewhere today. With the intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to examine the usage of L’Homme Armé from the Renaissance era through the 20th century. The particular problems of this study were to (1) trace the origin of L’Homme Armé; (2) examine its use in mass/modern treatment; and (3) compose a piece based on its principles, explaining the process in doing so. Triple-meter rhythms and inspiring lyrics, of which there is no definite composer, acted as a call to arms for soldiers and Christians through the 16th and 17th centuries. The use of L’Homme Armé in mass began with Guillaume Du Fay (1397-1474), branching into forty separate sacred works within a century; this practice continues today in works by Johann Nepomuk David (1895-1977) and Karl Jenkins (b. 1944). I took this idea and implemented into a work of my own in which I placed the lyrics of Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Beethoven) into Gold Digger (Kanye West). This research conveys music as a truly immortal art.

https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2016/Posters/8