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13th century Medieval Music: Ductia

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Published on Dec 22, 2008

As you can see, this is one of my older uploads, it is such a joyful music indeed.

That must be the reason of its popularity.
I have nowadays more adopted instruments for this type of music. Anyhow, this works too I guess...

about the Ductia on this webside:
http://aelflaed.homemail.com.au/doco/...
following:
There are no surviving manuscripts containing pieces labelled as ductias. Grochieo describes the ductia as like the estampie but more regular; perhaps this refers to an estampie with verses all of the same length. Musically speaking, it might be that an instrumental estampie with only three or four two-part verses (puncti) is a ductia (HAoM p220).

Grocheio also says (presumably about the vocal ductia): "The ductia is a melody that is light and brisk in its ascents and descents, and which is sung in carole by young men and girls, like the French song Chi encore querez amoretes. It influences the hearts of young girls and men and draws them from vanity, and is said to have power against that passion which is called love or 'eros'." (Rochefort p46)

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Threetails
Siche swete mynstralcye!  
Ernst's Early Music Project
Gramercy!
Marco Agostinelli
Beautiful music. Medieval ambient.
Chapel Von Hildegard
Ernst's Early Music Project i wish there was a longer version :(
Ernst's Early Music Project
Thanks!
taurotar
To anyone who thinks all early music is 'simple', I urge them to look up transcriptions of "Isabella" and "Ghaetta". And while some modern music may display great complexity, there is another concept in music we sometimes refer to as 'soul' and there is far too much modern music lacking soul, grace & beauty.  Thank you yet again for this truly beautiful version.
taurotar
+William Ford I did not say "all" modern music lacks soul, beauty and grace. I was responding to an earlier post that insinuated that early music was simplistic. I said there is "far too much modern music lacking..." But music of any period and genre can display those qualities.
William Ford
I urge you to look up some opera by John Adams, if you think that modern/contemporary music is lacking "soul, beauty, grace".
MsFiddle3
Thank you for the Ductia.  My son was very fond of it and sent it to me (I'm a violinist) and thought that I could enjoy it also.  I have listened to it many times always saving it.  My son is no longer with us, but I still feel close to him when I listen to the Medieval music he has sent to me.  I do play Celtic.
Viking Cellist
Where can I buy instruments like these ?
F.G. Andrianus
Awesome!!! :)
F.G. Andrianus
Wish to hear more about these traditional musics. They are treasures! :)
Ernst's Early Music Project
thank you
Hikaru Hyuga
beaumaris castle from encarta
Rythmodik, APC, and Ampico music rolls
I'm confused. Who composed this, and where did you get the music, if "there are no surviving manuscripts labeled as Ductias"? If so, what are we hearing?
Thomasz MPunkt
this is awesome:)
Ernst's Early Music Project
Thanks!
William Ford
Could this be considered organum?
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