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    Music of the Renaissance

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    BACKGROUND OF THE RENAISSANCE ERA 1 THE ‘REBIRTH’ OF RENAISSANCE MUSIC 3 THE FAMOUS COMPOSERS 4 SACRED AND SECULAR VOCAL GENRES IN THE RENAISSANCE 10 SACRED VOCAL GENRES: 10 SECULAR VOCAL GENRES: 10 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC: 11 CHARACTERISTICS OF RENAISSANCE MUSIC 14 Words and Music 14 Texture 14 Rhythm and Melody 15 RENAISSANCE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 16 Recorders and flutes 17 Shawm 17 Dulcian 17 References 18 BACKGROUND OF THE RENAISSANCE ERA

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    The Medieval and Renaissance periods represent two distinct cultures and worldviews. Unlike the Middle-Ages‚ several Renaissance scientists desired to learn about the earth apart from the idea of a Divine Creator‚ and philosophers brought in humanistic thinking. Religion also varied greatly between these two eras. Reformation brought about turmoil during the Renaissance as opposed to the monastic life of the medieval period. One of the less obvious of these changes was that of music. In comparing Medieval

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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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    During the Renaissance period‚ ideas and beliefs changed significantly. The focus became on humanism‚ individualism‚ and secular ideas. Humanism attached the greatest importance to the dignity and worth of the individual. This entirely new way of thinking began to circulate at this time‚ and the church lost much of its influence. The music lost its rigid meter count and became directly connected to humanity through phrases‚ textures‚ and the text. The focus shifted from God to man. This change would

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    The music of the Renaissance and Medieval periods was shaped by its culture in the way that the music expresses what is going on around them. For example in the medieval period people lives were shaped around the church and therefore their music was also. You have the Gregorian chant‚ which was named after the Pope St. Gregory the Great and then you have all of the songs‚ which follow the order of mass. You also have the Christmas carol There is no Rose Today that came out of this era also. The

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    Music played an essential role in Italy during the Renaissance period‚ just as it does in current times. Major changes were made in composing‚ disseminating music‚ new musical genres‚ and the development of instruments. Church music was the most important music for those in the Renaissance. Polyphony‚ the use of different vocal melodies‚ became popular and was used in church choirs. The notation of writing music‚ neumes‚ was constantly changed. Neumes originally only stated the direction of the melody

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    a great variety of instrumental music from the Medieval to the late Baroque eras and was the most important instrument for secular music in the Renaissance. What is a harpsichord? Where were these instruments often found? A keyboard instrument with horizontal strings that run perpendicular to the keyboard in a long tapering case and are plucked by points of quill‚ leather‚ or plastic operated by depressing the keys. It is used chiefly in European classical music of the 16th to 18th centuries.

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    Music Appreciation September / 21 / 2010 The Middle ages and the Renaissance Paragraph 1: The views and values of the middle ages and the Renaissance are very different. The term Medieval comes the Latin derivation‚ medium aevum (middle ages). This term comes from the idea that the middle ages were an interruption in the advance of classical learning. On a political and social side of things‚ medieval man had to obey his superiors‚ who were prelates‚ the cleric‚ the king‚ the lord‚ the city fathers

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    The music from the Middle ages was very worship based. Most of the music seemed to be created to help people of that time grow closer to the churches. I could hear in the pieces I listened to the connection the music had to prayer and worship. The music form was strophic in nature and repeated itself. Even though I could not understand the words in most of the songs‚ the melody created an expression of calmness and meditation. Very relaxing and calming to make a connecting to what they were

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    The Comparison of Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance Period The Middle Ages and Renaissance periods saw a dramatic evolution of music and the development of the notation system that has continued to evolve through our present day. Both eras of music had baselines that were the same‚ while they each had their own quality that makes them unique. Composers from both eras were very successful and their music is still heard today. Two types of music developed during the Middle Ages were sacred

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