Medieval Music Recordings and Sheet Music

The term 'Medieval Music' is used to describe music written during the Middle Ages, that is to say, from the 5th century (decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire) to the early Renaissance. Almost ten centuries of music practice are contained in this definition, and there are many identifiable historical moments in what we may call medieval music: early chant music, organum polyphony, ars antiqua, ars nova, ars subtilior, etc. During these periods the foundation was laid for the notational and theoretical practices that would shape western music into what it is today. Medieval music is a difficult subject for research, given the difficulties that arise from studying an art only conserved through a notation which is vague by today's standards. The study of medieval instruments is a valuable aid in understanding the popular music practice from the period. Notable composers from the medieval period include William of Aquitaine, Leonin, Perotin, Adam de la Halle and Guillaume de Machaut.

Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
Veni Sancte Spiritus John Dunstaple Anthem Solo voice(s)
Adieu, mon amoureuse joye Gilles Binchois Ballade Solo voice(s)
Ballades Guillaume de Machaut Ballade Solo voice(s)
5 Bücher über die Musik Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius Books N/A
De Institutione musica Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius Books N/A
L'art harmonique aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles Edmond de Coussemaker Books Solo voice(s)
Les chants liturgiques de l'eglise arménienne Pietro Bianchini Books Solo voice(s)
Micrologus Guido D'Arezzo Books N/A
Mit Günstlichem Herzen, Kl 71 Oswald von Wolkenstein Canon Solo voice(s)
Summer Canon John of Forneste Canon Solo voice(s)
Chanson John Dunstaple Canzona Organ
Lyesse m'a mandé salut Gilles Binchois Chorale Solo voice(s)
Plaude decus mundi Cristoforus de Monte Chorale Solo voice(s)
Se la belle n’a le voloir Gilles Binchois Chorale Solo voice(s)
Medieval Dance Tunes Sequence Maria Girbiat Dance Chamber group
Madrigali Johannes Ciconia Madrigal Solo voice(s)
Alle psallite cum luya Anonymous Motet Solo voice(s)
Ascendit Christus John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Beata dei genitrix John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Dies dignus - Demon dolens - Iste confessor John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)