Medieval 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
Cantigas de Santa Maria Alfonso X of Castile Song Cycle Solo voice(s)
Credo Anglicanus Sacred Mass Solo voice(s)
Gloria Anglicanus Sacred Mass Solo voice(s)
Sanctus Anglicanus Sacred Mass 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
Alle psallite cum luya Anonymous Motet Solo voice(s)
Laetabundus Bernard de Clairvaux Song Cycle Solo voice(s)
Plaude decus mundi Cristoforus de Monte Chorale Solo voice(s)
Pergaminho Sharrer Dom Dinis I Song Cycle Choir
L'art harmonique aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles Edmond de Coussemaker Books Solo voice(s)
Tosto che l'alba Gherardello Da Firenze Trio Solo voice(s)
Adieu, mon amoureuse joye Gilles Binchois Ballade Solo voice(s)
Duel angouisseux Gilles Binchois Sacred Mass Solo voice(s)
Lyesse m'a mandé salut Gilles Binchois Chorale Solo voice(s)
Se j'eusse un seul peu d'esperanche Gilles Binchois Sacred Mass Solo voice(s)
Se la belle n’a le voloir Gilles Binchois Chorale Solo voice(s)
Con brachi assai Giovanni Da Cascia Trio Solo voice(s)
Per larghi prati Giovanni Da Cascia Trio Solo voice(s)
Micrologus Guido D'Arezzo Books N/A