Music During The Middle Ages: Music Analysis

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The church’s role on music is everything. During the Middle Ages, or Medieval Period as some say, the church, in a way, started the spark of music for the entire world. Hildegard von Bingen was played a huge role in the contribution of music in the church. Without the church starting music, we wouldn’t be where we are in today 's world of music. Music during the Middle Ages was only heard during church service. Church was the place to unwind and focus on God’s word. During the service, music was heard. Some believed that they would only play music during church because then, after the service was over, you would still have that music in your mind and stuck in your head. With that music in on your mind, you would be reminded of the…show more content…
Both Hildegard and Taylor composed songs. They both have some kind of background in singing. Although Hildegard did not sing the songs that she wrote, Jutta had taught her how to sing. Taylor Swift writes her songs specifically to sing them, so they both have singing knowledge. Another similarity is that they are both two iconic female songwriters, and will be remembered. Hildegard von Bingen and Taylor Swift were both born into richer families, money was not a problem for them while growing up. Hildegard has been named an early feminist during the Middle Ages, while Taylor Swift is also a feminist in today 's world. Hildegard and Taylor both each have one sibling, a brother. Another thing that these two share is that they are both religious Christians. Both of these talented women share many things in common and reflect one…show more content…
The main difference, is the era in which they both lived, or are currently living in. Hildegard was born in 1098, making her over 900 years old. In contradictory, Taylor Swift was born in 1989, making her only 28. Hildegard was labeled as a women with many diversities. She was an abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, and polymath, just to name a few of her talents. Taylor Swift, however, is mainly only labeled as a songwriter and singer. Another difference between the two is where they grew up, Hildegard was born in Germany, and Taylor Swift was born in the United States of America in Pennsylvania. Growing up in these two very different countries, means that they have different views and traditions. Both, Taylor and Hildegard were songwriters, but their style of songs were not the same. Hildegard went for more of a religious poetry style for her songs, whereas Taylor’s genre of music is more pop and country. They both wrote songs for different reasons, Hildegard wrote her songs for religious reasons, and Taylor writes her songs for fame and money. When it comes to Hildegard von Bingen and Taylor Swift, there are many differences to put into
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