Poster or Presentation Title

Greatest Love of All meets L'homme Armé

Location

Sydnor Auditorium

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2022

Department

Music

Abstract

L’homme Armé (The Armed Man) (c. 1460), a secular cantus firmus Mass tune, developed in the early Renaissance era and often borrowed for religious purposes from time to time. Although can be traced back to the development of L’homme Armé, the use of the works happens to still be used, especially with Renaissance composers as a cantus firmus for the Latin Mass and in the 21st century today. With the intent of improving music pedagogy and performance, the purpose of this research is to investigate the use of L’homme Armé in modern society.

The specific problems are to trace the development of L’homme Armé, to compare and contrast the use of L’homme Armé, in two mass settings; and to create an original composition utilizing the concept of contra factum. The development traced back to having thirty-one settings that divided into several groups and the earliest use of the masses occupied by Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474). The Kyrie represented Palestrina’s mass settings based on the L'homme Armé melody which showed that multiple forms of the mass could be compared in different two-mass settings. The Greatest Love of all will be combined with the same rhythm format of the original mass by Dufay, contra factum will be used throughout the two combined pieces. The different texts demonstrated the reinventions of the composition and its importance to modern music. I think this topic is very important due to the terms of contra factum and how that is a major part of modern music in the 21st century.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Cynthia B. Ramsey

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Apr 6th, 3:15 PM

Greatest Love of All meets L'homme Armé

Sydnor Auditorium

L’homme Armé (The Armed Man) (c. 1460), a secular cantus firmus Mass tune, developed in the early Renaissance era and often borrowed for religious purposes from time to time. Although can be traced back to the development of L’homme Armé, the use of the works happens to still be used, especially with Renaissance composers as a cantus firmus for the Latin Mass and in the 21st century today. With the intent of improving music pedagogy and performance, the purpose of this research is to investigate the use of L’homme Armé in modern society.

The specific problems are to trace the development of L’homme Armé, to compare and contrast the use of L’homme Armé, in two mass settings; and to create an original composition utilizing the concept of contra factum. The development traced back to having thirty-one settings that divided into several groups and the earliest use of the masses occupied by Guillaume Dufay (c. 1397-1474). The Kyrie represented Palestrina’s mass settings based on the L'homme Armé melody which showed that multiple forms of the mass could be compared in different two-mass settings. The Greatest Love of all will be combined with the same rhythm format of the original mass by Dufay, contra factum will be used throughout the two combined pieces. The different texts demonstrated the reinventions of the composition and its importance to modern music. I think this topic is very important due to the terms of contra factum and how that is a major part of modern music in the 21st century.