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History of Music and Art: The Medieval Era

Use these Online History of Art and Music videos about The Medieval Era to learn about Medieval Music and Art. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills ... at the same time!

Use our online videos to study the Music and Art of The Medieval Period. Discover the music, composers, musicians, musical works and art of the Medieval era.

Journey back to the medieval era in Western Europe to explore the historical influences and religious developments of the period.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the cultural influence of the Church and the artistic impact of the Gothic style.
  • Gain insight to the effects of feudalism, secular monarchies, and the classical ideal on the Age of Faith.
  • Survey the development of plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, and discover how the formal qualities of medieval music resemble the construction of the Gothic cathedral.
  • View illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, and the jewel-colored stained glass windows of Notre-Dame de Paris and Chartres cathedrals.
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