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Perhaps the most common themes in Burgundian, Parisian and international chansons is that of fine amour or refined love. Due to the influence of culture and the progression of time, the subject matter and compositional style of the chanson changed as it moved through Burgundy, Paris and eventually spread internationally. The Burgundian chanson, also know as Netherlandish, is the secular song of the Low Countries, which today consists of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. This style of chanson spawned from the older troubadour and trouvère traditions of the Middle Ages These chansons were specifically written to please the court of the four grand ducs d”Occident, cousins to the king of France: Philip the Bold, John the Fearless, Charles the Bold, and Philip the Good. Kemp eloquently describes the Burgundian chanson style as, “a tapestry woven not only of the dominant stylistic threads of French and Flemish composers but also the interacting artistry of English, Swiss, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese musicians…” While Burgundian chanson in some respects continued the traditions of the troubadours and trouvères with overriding themes of courtly love, the texts o... ... middle of paper ... ...t. UDKC60710287.
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This was true especially for composers. While secular music had always been written, a composer of this period spent most of his time writing for the church. The most dominant composer of this time is now considered to be J. S. B... ... middle of paper ... ...uss and Igor Stravinsky owe much to the expansion of winds and brass explored by Handel. In closing, one cannot help but examine just how important a work like Handel's Water Music truly is. Bibliography: Works Cited Page 1.
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