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CHORUS AND ITS HISTORY 091052 CONGJINGZHU丛镜瞩 CHORUS IN THE WEST Origin from very early time Not independent form, presented in play or epic Influence the development of western music The middle age(4-13th century) Mainly serve the Christianity Without accompaniment (a cappella ) Monophony Mostly male singers The Renaissance 4 voices framework shape up Become polyphonic Mainly religious but secular chorus develop at the same time <echo> Baroque(1600-1750) Presented in large scale Polyphony and homophony combined With accompany <hallelujah>-Handel 18-19 century: from religious to secular music Symphonic chorus Chorus from operas Bridal Chorus from <Lohengrin>-Wagner Development after 20 century Advancement in technology difficulty Abundant variation of form The King’s Singers ... CHORUS IN CHINA CHORUS IN CHINA Also origin from very early time and get improved in operas Have not become a independent form of art on scale Today chorus in China is booming Nankai Student’s Chorus NANKAI STUDENT’S CHORUS. . . THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION!!!
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