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Adam De La Halle And Ars Antiqua Time Period
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Adam de la Halle is often referred to as the greatest of the long succession of
post Medieval musicians. He was a poet, musician and innovator of the earliest
French theater. He became famous for his use of polyphony and his theatrical
productions. Adam originally trained for the cle ....
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....easing sophistication of counterpoint (the art of combining simultaneous
voice parts). Modern music historians classify the whole 13th century as Ars
Antiqua where as older historians classified only the later half of the 13th
century as Ars Antiqua. This was the time period when music started to become
more formal. In this time period, musical plays were just becoming popular and
in 1283 one of the first operas was performed.
Most of the music of the Ars Antiqua time period is anonymous. Two i....
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