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  A Selection of Renaissance Music
The musical Renaissance is usually taken to begin with the generation of Gilles Binchois (c.1400-1460) and Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474), although most of the 15th century is placed in the medieval period by some historians.
Of course, the musical idioms of this century are as distinct from those of the 16th as they are from those of the 14th, just as the same can be said of any century.
However, the main change which defines the musical Renaissance from about 1420 is the use of thirds as structural intervals, the accompanying concision of the musical lines, and the resulting path toward modern harmony.
www.medieval.org /emfaq/beginlst/renaiss.htm   (1994 words)

  Renaissance music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renaissance music is European classical music written during the Renaissance, approximately 1400 to 1600.
The modal (as opposed to tonal) characteristics of Renaissance music began to break down towards the end of the period with the increased use of root motions of fifths.
Principal liturgical forms which endured throughout the entire Renaissance period were masses and motets, with some other developments towards the end, especially as composers of sacred music began to adopt secular forms (such as the madrigal) for their own designs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance_music   (1646 words)

 DoveSong.com -- Renaissance Sacred Music
The sacred music composed during this period was composed for the Roman Catholic Church.
A music that has no instruments and, according to the average and casual listener, a music without any distinctive character, would be no match to the electronically enhanced sounds of contemporary music.
Once one has become intimately familiar with the sacred music of the renaissance, it becomes obvious that this is a period of musical culture that should have never been forgotten and neglected by contemporary society.
dovesong.com /positive_music/archives/renaissance/about_renaissance.asp   (640 words)

 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
With the rise of humanism, sacred music began for the first time to break free of the confines of the Church, and a school of composers trained in the Netherlands mastered the art of polyphony in their settings of sacred music.
Of course, secular music thrived during this period, and instrumental and dance music was performed in abundance, if not always written down.
The late Renaissance also saw in England the flourishing of the English madrigal, the best known of which were composed by such masters as John Dowland, William Byrd, Thomas Morley and others.
www.ipl.org /div/mushist   (1563 words)

 Renaissance Music
Renaissance music sounds were more full than medieval music and had a more pleasing affect to the ear.
Renaissance musicians distinguished between loud outdoor instruments like trumpets and the shawm, which was a double reeded ancestor of the oboe, and soft indoor instruments like the lute and the recorder (an early flute).
During the Renaissance, music were no longer regarded as mere skilled craftsman, as they had been in the medieval past, but for the first time emerged as independent personalities.
www.freeessays.cc /db/33/mxe215.shtml   (1369 words)

 Musical Epochs - The Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This term is applied, in Western music history, to the era lasting from circa 1430 to the end of the 16th century.
The characteristic musical style of the Renaissance period is the smooth, homogeneous, imitative polyphonic style, used by Palestrina, Lassus and Byrd.
The Renaissance period was succeeded by the Baroque.
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/g_epoch_renaissance.html   (241 words)

 Music (Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture)
Throughout the Renaissance, music formed a central element in the activities of the curia and a bright thread in the rich tapestry of Roman religious and artistic life.
This important manuscript of keyboard music is thought to be in the hand of the great keyboard composer, Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), who served as organist in Saint Peter's from 1608 until his death.
The only major source of Renaissance secular music in the papal collections, this compilation of Franco-Flemish chansons was apparently copied in Florence in the late fifteenth century for a member of the Medici family.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/vatican/music.html   (2335 words)

 Reviews of 'Renaissance Music: Music in Western Europe, 1400-1600 (Norton Introduction to Music History)'
Despite these considerable complaints, "Renaissance Music: Music in Western Europe" is a worthwhile and much-needed addition to the Renaissance music literature.
An astute professor (like the one I had for a recent course in "Music of the Renaissance") should be able to cherry-pick Atlas' text for the highlights and take advantage of this sporadically brilliant volume.
He also develops how frame of reference can affect the way one interprets the music and the history (for example when talking about Spain, he points to how the music of 1492 was celebratory, but hid a sort of nasty events of Jews and Muslims expulsion and the Inquisition).
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/reviews/0393971694.html   (605 words)

 Renaissance Music Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
WLU music grads regularly make the arts section.  But Trevor Wagler '94 and Steve Lehmann '94, were recently featured on the front page of the Record's business section for their moxy and music.
Wagler says the music school "provides some consistency in income" and serves as a base upon which he and Lehmann can build their music careers.
In the early years, the Renaissance Music Academy operated out of two rooms with a total of 500 square feet on Lexington Court in Waterloo.
www.renaissancemusicacademy.com /renaissance/view?fnode=23   (1324 words)

 Renaissance music
, a form of declaimed music over a simple accompaniment; a more extreme contrast with the preceding polyphonic style would be hard to find; this was also, at least at the outset, a secular trend.
Music with essentially Renaissance characteristics continued to be composed, particularly in England, but also in Spain, Portugal, and France, for the first few decades of the 17th century (see
In addition, many composers observed a division in their own works between a prima prattica (music in the Renaissance polyphonic style) and a seconda prattica (music in the new style) during the first part of the 17th century.
www.mp3.fm /Renaissance_music.htm   (841 words)

 Renaissance Music (1450-1600)
The style of renaissance church music is described as choral polyphony (polyphonic, counterpoint, contrapuntal), meaning more than one part.
Whereas a Medieval composer tended to contrast the separate strands of his music, a Renaissance composer aimed to blend them together.
Sacred music is to do with the church) There was lots of vocal pieces and dances, and lots of instrumental pieces (However a lot of the instrumentals were in a vocal style, but sonic were suited to instruments.
www.rpfuller.com /gcse/music/renaissance.html   (594 words)

 Renaissance Music - Books
Renaissance Music stocks a variety of blues and jazz folios for a variety of instrumentations, from piano & guitar to winds, brass and percussion.
Renaissance Music stocks a wide selection of the most popular music for Christmas for all popular instruments as well as choral arrangements of all of your favourite holiday songs.
Renaissance Music is proud to offer a wide selection of harp folios and collections, from both the classical and folk music repertoires.
www.renaissance-music.com /books2.htm   (1096 words)

Choral music of the Renaissance was an extension of the Gregoriuan chant.
It was sung a cappella and sung in Latin.
Most of the music of the Renaissance was polyphonic, but something new was being heard.
www.empire.k12.ca.us /capistrano/Mike/capmusic/renaissance/renaissa.htm   (1068 words)

 Renaissance -- Symmetry, Shape, Size
In constructing churches, Renaissance architects no longer used the shape of a cross as a basis for their structures.
The Renaissance painter depicted the human figure as realistically as possible, often with backgrounds of the natural world.
Renaissance painters not only portrayed objects with more realism than earlier artists did, they often filled their canvases with more objects, all carefully and accurately depicted.
www.learner.org /exhibits/renaissance/symmetry_sub.html   (385 words)

 Renaissance Music
Music in the Age of the Renaissance presents a richly detailed portrait of the music and surrounding culture in one of history's most creative eras.
Leeman Perkins, a leading Renaissance music scholar, brings to life the musical styles and genres that mark this humanistic period of artistic and scientific revolution.
Many of the same topics are elaborated in the study of sixteenth-century music, to which are added the Italian and English madrigal, music of the Protestant Reformation, and instrumental music.
www.starpage.com /music/renmusic.html   (400 words)

 Medieval & Renaissance Music
Music of the Crusades, Early Music Consort of London.
Music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Pavan from "Music of the Tudor Age," SoundAlive Music.
www.gti.net /mocolib1/music/medieval.html   (301 words)

 SCA Medieval and Renaissance Music Homepage
Western European music in the SCA period has long been studied under the name `early music.' There are many groups which perform such music and many sources should be available in a good library.
Dance Music is mostly covered in the SCA Dance Homepage.
The Notation Of Polyphonic Music, 900-1600 (Willi Apel)
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/music.html   (736 words)

 Harlem Renaissance Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Jazz, a type of music that was developed in this movement, was rooted in the musical tradition of American fls.
This type of music was typically self-accompanied by the singer on a harmonica or a guitar.
Although the Harlem Renaissance ended in the the 1930s, Jazz and Blues continued to be a part of music history.
www.uta.edu /english/V/students/collab13/joyce.html   (288 words)

 BUBL LINK: Renaissance music
An index to dissertations in progress in the field of musicology, and a bibliography of completed dissertations reported since mid-1995, arranged under the traditional broad categories of general, antiquity, middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century.
Project to develop a database of digital scores for music from the middle ages and the early Renaissance period, searchable by keyword, melodic motif, manuscript and folio.
The Society is dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth century music and related arts.
bubl.ac.uk /link/r/renaissancemusic.htm   (289 words)

 Medieval and Renaissance Music
The music room of the Library of Congress's Vatican Exhibit.
I think the first hour is early music, and the second hour is "unusual classical and world music", but I haven't actually listened to the program yet.
Treasury of Early Music, a Web-radio station specializing in Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque music.
www.ostgardr.org /music   (1462 words)

 Medieval and Renaissance Music - Early Music Resources
This page is meant to be a guide to resources available on the Web for people who are interested in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Music Theory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Resources include information on composers, basic repertoire for the middle ages and renaissance, and links to other early music sites.
www.angelfire.com /mi/spanogle/emusic.html   (1394 words)

 Renaissance Music - Kingston, Ontario
Renaissance Music is a full-range music centre that has been serving the Greater Kingston Area in Ontario, Canada since 1972.
At Renaissance we believe that anyone can learn to play music and enjoy the experience.
We have one of the largest selections of print music in Canada, and a wide range of educational and recording software.
www.renaissance-music.com   (138 words)

 HTML Review Tests
Giovanni Palestrina was one the the Renaissance period's most important composers.
Most instrumental music was written to accompany singers or dancers.
The Internet Renaissance Band website to hear more instrumental music of the Renaissance.
brebru.com /musicroom/renaissance/renaissance.html   (936 words)

 Renaissance Music for Mandolin
The music is presented in both music notation and mandolin TAB (for people that do not read music).
In addition to helping the player become familiar with the music, it will also be a source of listening pleasure.
This book provides the mandolin player with a unique opportunity to play a wide variety of Renaissance music including many lute pieces.
home.earthlink.net /~guitarandlute/renaissance_mandolin.html   (705 words)

 Free Early and Renaissance Music - Classical Guitar Recordings
I've wanted for a long time to allow my musical efforts to be used for charitable purposes and a charity for seizure disorders in the U.K. have taken me up on it.
The Early Music composers represented below were giants in their day (the Beethovens/Mozarts/Bachs/etc. of the 14, 15 and 1600s) So, in a small but determined way, I'm paying homage to some long departed, brilliant men, and trying to resurrect a few of their dormant musical gems - well worth the listen.
Probably the most important composer before the second half of the 16th century, Josquin is especially noted for the expressive nature of his music, a trait that broke with the medieval tradition of more abstract music.
www.jsayles.com /familypages/earlymusic.htm   (6327 words)

 BUBL LINK: Renaissance music
An index to dissertations in progress in the field of musicology, and a bibliography of completed dissertations reported since mid-1995, arranged under the traditional broad categories of general, antiquity, middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century.
Project to develop a database of digital scores for music from the middle ages and the early Renaissance period, searchable by keyword, melodic motif, manuscript and folio.
The Society is dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth century music and related arts.
www.bubl.ac.uk /link/r/renaissancemusic.htm   (289 words)

 Renaissance Music Academy
Music and Acting lessons are paid monthly on the first lesson of each month.
Unlike most music schools, we do not offer lessons as a means to feed our retail business.
Our only goal is to foster a life-long love of music and the arts in our students, by providing the highest quality private lessons available.
www.renaissancemusicacademy.com   (278 words)

 The Internet Renaissance Band - Renaissance Music
Greensleeves - Most people seem to associate this tune with the Middle Ages, but I have read that its musical patterns put it firmly in the late 1600s.
This one became the Christmas song "What Child is This?" The arrangment is the common hymnal version.
Frog galliard - This may be Morley's arrangement.
www.csupomona.edu /~jcclark/emusic/renaissa.html   (706 words)

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