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    The Pope Marcellus Mass is a mass written by Giovanni Pierluigi de Palestrina. One of the Musical movements‚ it was Gloria of the Ordinary. The main theme of the Pope Marcellus Mass is praising God and Jesus Christ; the literal meaning of the entire title‚ “Gloria in Excelsis Deo‚” is “Glory to God in the highest.” Also a praise to the Holy Trinity‚ the Mass is usually performed a capella with a total of six voices‚ which is a multiple of three. It may not have been done on purpose‚ but numbers definitely

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    Giovanni Palestrina‚ an Italian composer of the Renaissance‚ was born in February 3rd 1525/26 in Palestrina and died in February 2nd 1594 in Rome. As a child he moved Rome. By the age of 12 he was one of the choirboys at the basilica of Sta. Maria Maggiore‚ where he studied music between 1537 and 1539. In 1544‚ when he was 19 years old‚ he went back to his native town where he was made the organist of the cathedral‚ St. Agapito. Three years(1547) later he got married and had three boys. In 1551

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    One of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s most famous pieces from the Renaissance was Sicut Cervus‚ a motet that bases itself off the first two phrases from Psalm 42 (41). The piece was scored for four voices‚ presumably for a soprano‚ alto‚ base‚ and tenor‚ and all four voices seemed to act almost independent of each other. Obviously the existence of various voices means the piece has a polyphonic texture‚ but interestingly it is actually imitative polyphony‚ meaning that all voices have are reading

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    many outstanding composers comes out during this period. Such as Hilegard von Bingen‚ Guillaume de Machaut‚ and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. And Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was the most 2 important composer during this period. He was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. Palestrina ranks with Lassus and Byrd as one of the greatest Renaissance masters. As a prolific composer of masses‚ motets

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    Music of the Renaissance

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    The Renaissance era occurred between 1400 and 1600 and was a revitalization of learning‚ commerce‚ exploration (Columbus who discovered Jamaica in 1492‚ Drake‚ Magellan‚ Balboa)‚ scientific discovery (Galileo‚ da Vinci‚ Copernicus)‚ and spectacular artistic achievement (da Vinci‚ Erasmus‚ Cervantes‚ Michelangelo‚ Shakespeare‚ Machiavelli‚ and Ronsard). Although Renaissance artists and philosophers were no less religious than those of the Middle Ages‚ they did seek to reconcile theological

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    pages 62 and 63 about Hildegard of Bingen. Know the term humanism (75) and the effects it had on the composition of liturgical music. More terms: motet (76) a cappella (77) imitation (76) madrigal (82) word painting (83) Read up on Palestrina (78-81)‚ the Counter-Reformation and the Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass for Pope Marcellus). Read about Josquin Desprez (75-77) and Thomas Weelkes (83). Begin listening to the following

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    The development of vocal music is a wide spread journey‚ filled with many changes and branching off of core ideals. In order to understand the origins of the music we listen to today‚ we must understand the past‚ and how music has developed. Three periods vital to the development of vocal music includes the Middle Ages‚ the Renaissance‚ and the Baroque era. The music of the Middle ages was very religious. According to Music: The Art of Listening‚ the only type of music that was even recognized that

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    Sicut Cervus

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    Analysis 5 Sicut Cervus Intro: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian Renaissance composer of spiritual music and the best­known 16th­century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. He has had a marvelous influence on the development of church music‚ and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony. Palestrina’s masses show how his compositional style developed over time. One of the symbols of Palestrina’s music is that dissonances are

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    Motet Development

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    The motet was one of the most important forms of polyphonic music from 1250 to 1750. The Italian mottetto was originally a profane polyphonic species of music‚ the air‚ or melody‚ being in the Tenor clef‚ taking the then acknowledged place of the canto fermo or plainchant‚ theme. It originated in the 13th century resulting from the practice of Pérotin and his contemporaries in Paris. The term "motet" can be translated as "the word of movement". Sometimes two upper voices had different words. In the

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    The Renaissance spanned across over two centuries‚ beginning in the opening years of the 15th century and extending through to the 16th century‚ into the early years of the 17th century.[1] The duchy of Burgundy was a center of “French culture and civilisation”[2] and cultivated music with much vigour. The immense wealth enabled dukes to maintain at Dijon one of the most magnificent courts in Europe. The influence of the Dukes of Burgundy was great during the Renaissance‚ ruling much of northern

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