The didactic activity focused on the listening and analysis of the sixteenth-century madrigal by Giaches de Wert “Forsennata gridava” text by T. Tasso adapted from “Jerusalem Delivered”. The course led to the identification of the characteristics of the sixteenth-century madrigal which are accessible to 12-year-old students. On the strictly musical level, we focused on the concept of polyphony (and some related terms such as imitation, canon, homorhythm). Regarding the relationship between music and text, we tried to focus on the concept of madrigalism and rhetorical figure, also referring to exemplifications taken from poetic language.
The workspace used was the typical school music hall: a large space, gradually equipped over time, which presents, on the one hand, a traditionally intended arrangement (with desks to be arranged in the desired way, IWB and good quality sound system) and on the other, a more freely organised space for musical activities where numerous tools are available.
The skills, goals and training objectives selected by the teacher for this experience are shown below.
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