Monday, October 18, 2010

Music Monday: Music of the Middle Ages

Hello and good Monday to you!

This post comes to you a little late because I took an after supper nap. I’ve been feeling a little sickly the last two days, but I think by tomorrow I’ll be much better

Today we look at some music from the past, Music of the Middle-Ages!

This term one of the courses I’ve taken is the introduction course to Medieval Studies, and I love it so much! It’s one thing to read about gothic cathedrals and Arthurian legends on your own, but studying it in a class takes it to a whole new level, and gives learning the sort of structure that I haven’t quite been able to apply to my own personal studies ^^’

The section we’re dealing with now is what the prof is calling The Latin Legacy. We’re covering cathedrals and the writings of saints and monks. Love it! We’ve also taken a quick look at some of the music. The music is simply beautiful, and got me to start searching... And that’s how I found SwingingRingaDing’s YouTube channel. It was just what I was looking for.

There were a good many songs which were ladled “Music for a Knight”, take a listen to some of my favourite below!


Entre Av'e Eva

A l'entrant d'este

Isn’t that just lovely? It reminds me a little of some of the folk bands I listen to. Fair to say some of them have taken inspiration from the medieval period.

Some other songs were labelled “Music of the Church”. This is my new music to relax to. School life is stressful at times, and it’s great to have a way of dealing with stress. For me I deal with negative emotions with music.

Da pacem

Iacta cogitatum tuum


What do you think my guests? Which did you like better, the music of the Knights or the Church? Or is it just not your cup of tea? Is there music of a particular time period that you adore?

Thanks for reading!

Stay Spooky,


  1. I love all your reccomendations! Medieval music is so otherwordly and lovely...

  2. Nice selections. No need for liking one over the other...