Discuss religious life in the Middle Ages. What role, if any, did monasteries and convents have in the preservation of knowledge? Why are we studying religious life in a music class? What role, if any, did women have in the Christian church of the Middle Ages?
What was so important to music about the Council of Trent? Did the Council of Trent have anything to do with the Counter-Reformation? How did both these events have an impact on music making in the Christian Church? Please use specific examples of composers and compositions in your discussion.