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Transcript of The Renaissance
Humanism: Dominant intellectual movement that focused on human life and its accomplishments
Polyphonic, Sacred, unaccompanied, Latin, Choral, Catholic
Madrigal: for several solo voices set to a short poem. Homophonic and Polyphonic
Ancient Greek and Latin Scholars
Lifelike representation in art
The human body
Greek mythology and classical literature
General Concepts of the Renaissance
Catholic Church - less powerful
Movable-type printing press
Word Painting: musical representation of poetic images
Texture: mainly polyphonic
Gentle, flowing rhythms
"Golden Age of a cappella choral music"
Served in chapels and the papal choir
Composed Masses, Motets, and Secular Vocal Works
Foremost composer of the Renaissance Motet
Josquin des Prez (1440-1521)
Centered in Rome
"Pope Marcellus" Mass
Thomas Weelkes - "As Vesta was Descending"
Leading English Composer of Lute Songs
Known for melancholic works
Consort music (viol)
Instruments of the Renaissance
Viola da Gamba
Instrumental Music - Lute is the most popular
John Dowland (1565-1626)
Most prominent and influential composer in Elizabethan England
William Byrd (1540-1623)
"Sing Joyfully" Anthem
Life in England
Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, Byrd, Dowland, Morley
English Reformation- conflict between Protestants and Catholics heightens
Consort music: English ensemble music
Whole consort: group of instruments in same family
Broken Consort: mixed group of instruments
Can She Excuse my Wrongs
Strophic: multiple verses set to same music
Galliard: popular dance