The Ars Nova: Defining a Century

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Music and Movies

 

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Juan S

 

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April 2, 2014

 

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University

 

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This seemingly risque musical approach throughout 1310-1430 A.D. became known as the Ars Nova or the “New Art” of the 14th Century (Wold, Milo. An Outline History of Western Music. 8th ed. New York: WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1993. 27) and was primarily found in France and Italy. As time moved on and music cultivated out of the Ars Antiqua, composers altered the way they approached their music...
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As time moved on and music cultivated out of the Ars Antiqua, composers altered the way they approached their music. The Ars Nova was a climatic ending to the Middle Ages as society itself began to push down many of the barriers surrounding musical techniques resulting in a re-birth of abstract musical thinking in first secular and then sacred settings...
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