Born in Ireland, he was a Monk songwriter poet, architect, painter, sculptor, engineer. He was educated in the monastery of St Gall and remained there as a monk.
The term "Sequence" derives from the Latin "sequentia". It is a Chant or hymn which was sung or recited during liturgical celebration, like Eucharist. The Latin sequence, as an artistic form, has its origins to Christian hymns of the 6th century. The term "sequence" was bestowed around the 10th century by Benedictine monk Notker Balbulus (840-
It is said that originally, "sequence" was called the Jubilus (melisma on the word "hallelujah") of a Gregorian chant. Notker put words in verse on this Melisma. Thus the term "sequence" refers to such texts and hymns with rhyme and an accentual-
Guido d' Arezzo
Guido d' Arezzo.
Guido d' Arezzo.( circa 991-
Benedictine monk and music theorist. He is credited with inventing the 5-
Ut queant laxis resonare fibris,
Mira gestorum famuli tuorum,
Solve polluti labil reatum,
The note "ti" was added later.
It is also said that Guido invented the so-
We do not know much about his life from 1028 to 1050.
Hildegard von Bingen (1098-
She was a Benedictine nun from Germany, polymath, writer, philosopher and composer. She was known as Sibyl of the Rhine. One of her musical works entitled "Ordo Virtutum" is an early example of liturgical drama.
Hildegard lived in a time when women were forbidden to sing in church or in public. In contrast, isolated women, like nuns, were encouraged to compose and perform their music.
Hildegard believed that human soul express itself when coordinated with the celestial music of the spheres (celestial music), creating harmony with the body and song.
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