Music of the Renaissance

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Music of the Renaissance

  1. 1.  What does the term Renaissance mean?  During what years did the Renaissance occur?  What is humanism?  Where did the Renaissance begin?
  2. 2. You are going to hear two pieces of music. One is from the Medieval Era and the other is from the Renaissance. Create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two pieces. Work with a partner to identify as many for each as possible. “Veni Emmanuel” “Fair Phyllis”
  3. 3. “Radio stations are receiving a surprisingly strong signal from audiences and the financial markets this year, even as they face intensifying competition from satellite and Web-based audio services including Sirius XM Satellite Radio XM and Pandora.” - David Lieberman Taken from an article in USA TODAY
  4. 4.  Renaissance means Rebirth or Revival  Lasted from approximately 1450-1600  Term was originally used to mean a revival of the study of the classical Greek and Roman eras  Time when the fine arts flourished; began in Florence, Italy.
  5. 5.  Renaissance began in Florence, Italy and spread throughout Europe.  Marked the transition from Medieval age to modern world.  Humanism, emphasis on human capabilities, asserted itself and moved society away from the church.  Visual artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael created some of the greatest works of all time.
  6. 6. •Overall, music was more complex than in the Medieval Era •Vocal music more important than instrumental music •Sacred music more important than secular music
  7. 7. •Music with a polyphonic texture continued to develop •Composers began writing for four or more parts, paying attention to harmony for the first time
  8. 8.  Just like today, popular songs of the Renaissance were often love songs.  Renaissance bands were called consorts, which is a group made up of one instrument family-the same instrument in different sizes.  Consorts played arrangements of the most popular songs.
  9. 9. Do you think this is a consort? Why or why not? If so, what instrument do you think you hear? Let’s Listen!
  10. 10.  Royalty hired musicians to perform at events and ceremonies  Traveling musicians continued to perform secular music for average citizens
  11. 11. MADRIGALS MOTETS  Renaissance and early Baroque  Unaccompanied  Secular  Vocal  Polyphonic  Through composed = different music for each stanza of the lyrics  Medieval and Renaissance music style  Unaccompanied  Sacred  Vocal  Polyphonic  The music serves the words  ‘Mot’ is the French word for ‘word’
  12. 12.  Based on the information on the previous slide, is this a motet or a madrigal? Why? Answer: MOTET! - Sacred text - A cappella - Polyphonic
  13. 13. “Sing We and Chant It” by Thomas Morley
  14. 14. LUTE Plucked string instrument VIOL Bowed string instrument
  15. 15. ORGAN Primary Keyboard Instrument Harpsichord
  16. 16. SACKBUT CRUMHORN
  17. 17. SHAWM HURDY-GURDY HURDY-GURDY (DANCE)
  18. 18. DULCIMER and HAMMERED DULCIMER BAGPIPE
  19. 19. TRANSVERSE FLUTE RECORDER
  20. 20. BAS VIOL DA GAMBA PSALTERY and HARP
  21. 21. MUTE CORNETT BASS CORNETT (SERPENT)
  22. 22. DRUM ORGANETTO
  23. 23. HOFBURG COLLECTION RENAISSANCE MIXED CONSORT CRUMHORN CONSORT VIOL CONSORT FLUTE CONSORT LUTE CONSORT EARLY WOODWIND CONSORT STRINGS, KEYBOARD & VOCAL MIX)

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