Medieval Music In Minutes Among the thousands of scholars attending the 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, which starts today at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, is Arthur Samplaski. A lecturer of music theory at Ithaca College, Samplaski gives talks to lay audiences on the glories of Medieval Music -- and claims he can cover 600 years of music in an hour. Morning Edition asked him if he could cover six hundred years in six MINUTES--and he said yes. He covers the years 1000 to 1600, complete with examples. (7:10) For more information on the music used in this segment, visit the discography Web page.

Medieval Music In Minutes

Medieval Music In Minutes

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Among the thousands of scholars attending the 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, which starts today at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, is Arthur Samplaski. A lecturer of music theory at Ithaca College, Samplaski gives talks to lay audiences on the glories of Medieval Music — and claims he can cover 600 years of music in an hour. Morning Edition asked him if he could cover six hundred years in six MINUTES—and he said yes. He covers the years 1000 to 1600, complete with examples. (7:10) For more information on the music used in this segment, visit the discography Web page.