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    The Renaissance and Baroque eras played a very important role in today’s music. The Renaissance was also known as the “awakening” or like many scholars call it the “rebirth,” The Renaissance era was both a change in the culture and society but most importantly also in music and its form. The Renaissance era took place in Europe during the 14th-17th Century. During this period many people started to question many things in society they didn’t believe many thing they had been told or they didn’t understand

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    The Renaissance era was still focused on God, but not quite since it was a better time the music moved to a different direction because of the belief people can control their own destinies and shape their world while creating art known as humanism. The era was more about rebirth and exploration and so was the art. "The catholic church was less powerful during the Renaissance than the Middle Ages" (Page 97) also education became more of a status symbol. Music of the Renaissance was from 1450

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    Two particularly questionable practices in sacred composition became standard in the Renaissance: cantus firmus, and “imitation Masses”. Cantus firmus was a popular style of Liturgical music in which the composer uses an existing plain-chant melody and builds atop it an intricate, weaving, polyphony. More often than not, the original chant is unrecognizable or nearly concealed. Perhaps Renaissance musicians saw this as a sort of loophole, an outlet for their creativity while being able to claim

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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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    Music and Musicians in the Renaissance

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    Music and Musicians in the Renaissance If music be the food of love, play on! ~ Orsino, Twelfth Night In the Elizabethan Era (1558-1603) and the Jacobean Era (1603-1625), there was a fondness for spectacle and pageantry. At court, trumpets and drums resounded to announce mealtimes; in town, these instruments were used by theatre troupes to herald upcoming performances (Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 2003, and Folkerth, 2002). Music, then, is applied boldly and lavishly in

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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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    Music of the Harlem Renaissance

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    The Harlem Renaissance enriched America through its music. Countless African Americans became key figures in music during this time. The Harlem Renaissance was a time of African American expression in art, music, and literature. The Harlem Renaissance was instigated by the migration of African Americans to northern cities that was taking place in America at that time. (Hutchinson) The music of the Harlem Renaissance brought about a sense of equality among black and white Americans and was a sense

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    Music Styles in the Renaissance Era

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    Renaissance era or rebirth ear brought a new attitude towards music. It started in Europe, Italy to be exact, from the fourteen to the sixteen century. Italians wanted to bring “the rebirth of their past” (Kerman, p.65).This period brought the rebirth of humanism and acceptance of diversity of cultures. Music was made to be played in the church during prayer times. When church lost power and control, music moved to the courts. Artists and musicians had more freedom and individualism to create music

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    most recognizable musical sounds heard around the world today. They are used in pop concerts, classical symphonies, small ensembles, chamber ensembles, and much more. Although the violin is a vital part of today’s music, it was also a vital part to the beginning of music. The Renaissance period, which is roughly from 1400 AD to 1700 AD, saw the rise of the violin as a professional instrument, “Throughout the second half of the sixteenth century the violin was an exclusively professional instrument

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    Music from the Modern Era brought a new freedom and a wide experimentation that challenged certain rules of earlier periods. Music became more important during this time and it would conflict with other genres of music. Architecture from the Modern Era changed the way we think about buildings today. The availability of new building materials drove the creativity of new building styles. The Harlem Renaissance was a time in history which showed that African Americans are feeling human beings, just

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