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    composed 140 keyboard pieces, three Latin Masses and a Mass in English. Researchers state that Byrd’s “influence on English music was profound (Matthews, Thompson, p.282). William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Orlande de Lassus, Giovanni da Palestrina, Josquin de Prez, Johannes Ockeghem and Guillaume Dufay helped shine a light onto the dark ages of music and arts. These men and many more, ushered in a culture of arts Mowen 7 appreciation. Because of these composers and musicians, music

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    The Renaissance was a time of rebirth in which many characteristics changes in life. Some are individualism now people pained and showed people as individualism instead of in groups. Secularism meaning fewer church painting, people moved away from angles and church related painting and now moved more toward self-portrait, sculptures, some examples are baroque and rococo Baroque was religious themed and dull while rococo was more of an elegant, less regions, more playful style. Classicism man the

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    The Art of Music

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    of music is the greatest treasure in the world. ~ Martin Luther Renaissance music, as in many arts, was widely spread by the innovation of the printing press, causing many commons to learn about music themselves. From it’s composers, one being Palestrina, another being Josquin Desprez to the many components involved with it such as: textures, melodies, harmonies, and the words and music, to the styles of music, Sacred and secular music, to the instruments used during the period, some being lutes

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    The Renaissance

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    musical setting. For example if the text had words like “rising,” “flying,” or “soaring” then the music would be fast upward scales. (Source: Jeremy Yudkin “Understanding Music”) The most famous composer that wrote such madrigals was Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Palestrina, according to most Renaissance scholars, was a master composer. He started out in 1554 performing Masses and sang in the Cappella Sistina. (Source: w3.rz-berlin.mpg) He was so famous that he was actually asked to rewrite the church’s

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    Renaissance music is vocal and instrumental music written and performed in Europe during the Renaissance era. The consensus among music historians has been to start the era around 1400, with the end of the medieval era, and to close it around 1600, with the beginning of the Baroque period, therefore commencing the musical Renaissance about a hundred years after the beginning of the Renaissance as it is understood in other disciplines. As in the other arts, the music of the period was significantly

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    Renaissance Dances and Their Music

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    The Renaissance was a time of a new revival of humanism and individualism, allowing people to express their opinions and ideas more freely than ever before. This revival caused a growth in the amount of secular music being produced, and with this new music came new and controversial styles of dancing. In this paper I will examine, in great detail, the music, composers, and numerous styles of dancing that came about during the Renaissance. The Renaissance Era, spanning from 1450 to 1600 AD, experienced

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    to expression and worship. I do not understand the need to be flowery and excessive. Rather, restraint is key when composing. Monteverdi: This is not a sentiment I held while composing. Music is a thing to be creative with. Not a thing to cage. Palestrina: I know. I have had ample time to study your works since I have been in Purgatory. Monteverdi: Really! Anyway, I liked to look to the past as well as the future in music. I love the idea of furthering our understand of music and our ways of composing

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    Josquin Des Prez, born in 1440/1445, was a French composer of many important masses for the 16th century. Even noticed in The New Grove HIGH RENAISSANCE MASTERS, for being one of the best composer it the later 16th century. “Josquin Desprez, one of the greatest composers of the entire renaissance and certainly the most important before the second half of the 16th century.”1 The Ave Maria Virgo Serena. was motet written for the church. Ave Maria gratia plena dominus tecum, virgo serena or Hail Mary

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    1525, Palestrina, near Rome and died on February 2, 1594, in Rome. He is considered to be one of the most renowned Italian Renaissance composers. “Palestrina composed more than 105 masses and 250 motets, a master of contrapuntal composition”. (http://www.britannica.com/biography/Giovanni-Pierluigi-da-Palestrina). Palestrina even in the modern day is considered to be a role model and a legend of the Italian school

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    The Counter Reformation and Catholic Mass

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    made “to give empty pleasure to the ear,” but the hymns should inspire religious contemplation instead. (Kamien, 2011) The Council of Trent did not outright ban polyphonic mass, even though the public wanted monophonic hymns for masses, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, one of the most prominent Italian Renaissance composer’s, most famous mass, Pope Marcellus, was polyphonic. Works Cited 1. Viladesau, Richard. "Counter-Reformation Theology And Art: The Example Of Rubens's Paintings Of The Passion*

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