Josquin Desprez And Jiovanni Palestrina

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The choir consisted of twenty-four male singers who sang in four parts soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Six singers per part. The high voices were song either by men who could sing in the falsetto range. The “ideal” church music according to Catholic liturgical tradition was not be too humanistic and complex. To be able to hear the words clearly. If the church could hear the words so can God. The council made decisions about music. The two greatest composers were Josquin Desprez and Jiovanni Palestrina. Desprez was the greatest composer of the mid Renaissance. Josquin the music he sang influenced his own religious compositions. My reaction to this music is I heard this music before since I am catholic. Today, the Catholic Church has the same

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