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Assignment 4: Polyphony

Due Friday 7 June A Look at the Mass for Christmas Day (NAWM #3). Imagine that you are a singer working around 1200 in the cathedral of Ntre-Dame in Paris. Describe some features of a polyphonic setting you would create as part of your duties. 1. List all of the responsorial chants (through their genre and beginning of the text or incipit). 2. Choose one of them other than the Gradual. Your selected chant must have a verse. 3. Which sections of this chant would you pick to set in polyphony? List them all. 4. Pick a word or phrase of the text where you would use florid organum style for your setting. List one example only. 5. Pick a word of the text where you would use discant style for your setting. List one example only.