This powerpoint begins with a brief overview of the uses of, and beliefs about, music in the Ancient World as an introduction (330 AD)
It then skips ahead to, and discusses, the characteristics and preservation of music of the Middle Ages.
Topics included in this powerpoint:
Sacred vs. Secular Music
The state of the world in 500 AD
The Role of the Church in the preservation of music
Pope Gregory the Great and the different types of Gregorian chant
Jongleurs, Troubadours and Trouvières - who they were, and the types of music they played and created
It does not include links to music and is strictly information-based. However it could easily be used with any music you choose that reflects this era.