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Modern music of the western world has its roots in medieval music It may seem illogical but it is actually quite true Some music in America even has routes from medieval times in the western world Modes notation polyphony music and other musical ideas of this sort date back to these times Also ideas of polyphony music from the Middle Ages are the foundation in much of western music However the medieval musical experience is impossible to recapture for most of the music of daily life is lost Cyrus 1 But still one can see how important this time in musical growth was because their ideas have survived for us to use Firstly troubadours and trouvres are a topic worth knowing about They were typical medieval people In the medieval world the troubadours and trouvres traveled around singing to praise noble women and the knights who loved them But there was a difference between a troubadour and trouvre Troubadours were the poets who were associated with Provencal the language of Provence France A trouvre was a poet who spoke a variation of the French language As said these poets admired women The most admired women of the times lived from 1122 to 1204 Her name was Eleanor of Aquitaine Troubadours flocked to her court in the French duchy of Aquitaine Krieger 240 Later after her court Eleanor of Aquitaine became Queen of England Also she became the proud mother of Richard the Lionhearted who composed many romantic poems and songs which would make him a Troubadour Secondly the instruments of the Middle Ages are unique parts of the music and they each have their own stories However many of todays instruments have their roots in medieval culture Anyway the first instrument is the organ Its story starts when the early Church Fathers were deeply opposed to the use of instruments within the liturgy Seay 71 The Fathers said the use of instruments was too
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