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Title: Renaissance Music


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Renaissance Music
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Renaissance Music
rebirth
  • Renaissance means ________
  • Occurred from the middle 15th c. to end of 16th
    c.
  • Originated in Italy

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Renaissance - Artists
Rafael
  • Which artist painted this painting?
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, or Michelangelo

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Renaissance - Artists
Da Vinci
  • Which artist painted this painting?
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, or Michelangelo

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Renaissance - Artists
  • Which artist painted this painting?
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, or Michelangelo

Michelangelo
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Renaissance - Artists
Da Vinci
  • Which artist painted this painting?
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, or Michelangelo

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Reformation
  • The Reformation was an attempt to rid the
    Catholic church of corruption abuse and to make
    religious practices available to every man
    woman by making music in the common language.
  • Led by Martin Luther, who wanted people to
    participate in the service rather than
    listen to chants by clergy or choir.
  • Luther wrote hymns or chorales

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Counter-Reformation
  • Counter-Reformation was led by the Catholic
    Church to revive Catholic principles
  • Polyphonic music was further developed

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Printing
  • Music began to be printed around 1473 using
    carved woodblocks
  • 1501 1st printing of polyphonic music, using
    movable type.
  • As printed music was more accessible, people
    learned to read music, to sing to play
    instruments.

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Josquin Desprez (c1440 - 1521)
  • Name pronounced (zhoz'ka? da-pra')
  • Frenchman who spent most of adult life in Italy
  • 1459-72 - Singer Milan Cathedral
  • 1474 Singer at Sforza family private chapel,
    Milan
  • 1476-79 Served Cardinal Sforza, Rome
  • 1486-99 Singer in papal choir, Rome
  • 1499 Returned to France

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Josquin Desprez (c1440 - 1521)
  • Living in Italy brought him into contact with
    music that was more fluent flexible.
  • His music was free from the formula of the chant
  • Used varied rhythms rich harmonies
  • Brought emotion into music

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Palestrina (c1525 - 1594)
  • Born as Giovanni Pierluigi in Palestrina
    (small town near Rome)
  • Known by hometown instead of his name
  • Spent his entire life devoted to service in Rome
  • Served in various positions in Catholic churches
    in Rome included organist, choir director music
    teacher

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Palestrina (c1525 - 1594)
  • Living at the center of the Catholic Church
    caused his music to be in line with the
    Counter-Reformation
  • He was less free to experiment
  • Mastered imitative style, which was the main
    characteristic of Renaissance music
  • His phrases tend to overlap
  • Regarded as model of Renaissance polyphony

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Missa brevis Kyrie (1570)
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