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    medieval music thesis topic

    Greetings all -- I hate for my first post to be a desperate plea for help, but unfortunately that's just what it is. I'm a graduate student, struggling to find a topic for a medieval music class. We've barely covered anything as of yet -- so I'm kind of running into trouble when it comes to figuring out a good thesis for a paper that's due at the end of the semester. I was hoping to focus on some kind of question dealing with troubadors and trouveres, but haven't figured out anything substantial as of yet.

    I had a WONDERFUL topic picked out about some Irish monk liturgical fragments found in Vienna -- sadly I met a dead end when it came to actually locating said fragments. Rather than spend the entire semester searching for something that might not pan out -- I figured I'd make a little post here and ask if anyone could point me in a good direction.

    I'm not looking for a paper that's already written, just a good idea for a question that I can thoroughly address. Normally I have no problem coming up with a paper topic, but medieval music is most definitely my weak spot!

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Ever listened to the Moody Blues with Nights in White Satin? The whole
    album sounds like medieval music. Give it a try!
    judy tooley

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    Hi seraluna,

    If you are a graduate student, you might want to look into the life and work of Johannes de Garlandia. Here's a link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johanne...ic_theorist%29


    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

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    Thanks Corno Dolce, checking out that link.. interesting stuffs. Wikipedia kinda scares me sometimes though, you never know when someone wrote a page just as a joke. (This one looks alright..)

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    Hello seraluna,

    I'm glad that I could be of service to you.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    I hope I can help you

    Hello Seraluna,
    visit our website www.dorian.com - we are an early and classical label have just what you're looking for to inspire your thesis.

    Let me know if you find something that you like.

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    About Medieval Music

    It is probably too late, but I suggest you visit this site:
    http://classicalmusic.about.com/od/medievalmusic/Medieval_Music_Music_Before_1400.htm
    I have read some of the articles and they seem to be serious.

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