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
Gaude felix - Gaude mater - Anna perens John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Gaude virgo Katerina John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Gaude virgo - Virgo mater John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
O rosa bella Johannes Ciconia Motet Solo voice(s)
Preco preheminencie - Precursor John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Regina celi John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Salve mater salvatoris John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Sancta dei genitrix John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Specialis virgo John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Speciosa facta es John Dunstaple Motet Solo voice(s)
Organum Triplum Magister Perotinus Organum Open Instrumentation
Cinc, un, treze Guillaume de Machaut Piece Organ
Dame, se vous n'avez aparceü Guillaume de Machaut Piece Organ
Ma fin est mon commencement Guillaume de Machaut Piece Solo voice(s)
Machaut Set Guillaume de Machaut Piece Chamber group
Agnus Dei John Dunstaple Sacred Mass Solo voice(s)
Alma Redemptoris John Dunstaple Sacred Mass Solo voice(s)
Ave maris stella Magister Perotinus Sacred Mass Open Instrumentation
Ave Regina John Dunstaple Sacred Mass Choir
Ave regina - Ave mater - Ave mundi John Dunstaple Sacred Mass Solo voice(s)