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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.

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