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From Medieval to Renaissance [Vintage]

From Medieval to Renaissance [Vintage]


Course Name: Music History for Bagpipers
Class Name: From Medieval to Renaissance
Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)
Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 7:30pm

Description: In this class we look at very early Western Classical Music. We begin with Medieval Church music, focusing on the techniques used in Gregorian Chanting, and its clear relationship with the drone used in bagpipe music. We then discuss some of the significant composers of the Renaissance.

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Matt Griffin (MFA) Matt is a musician and composer from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada now living and working in Toronto. He got his BFA from Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his work with Electricity is Magic, he is the Audio Curator for Chicago's LiveBox Gallery. Matt is our go-to "big picture" guy, for helping us understand where bagpipe fit into the greater world of sound and of music.