Composers of the Renaissance Period: Instrumental Music of Byrd & Gabrieli


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Which composer was known for composing some of the first keyboard music?

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1. Which composer utilized the Venetian polychoral style?

2. Which composer was known for incorporating brass instruments into religious choral music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers some of the differences in the music composed by Byrd and Gabrieli. You'll learn more about the historical context in which both artists worked.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Major historical events that increased the use of instrumental music by elites
  • Musical innovations that occurred during the Renaissance
  • Use of the Venetian polychoral style and brass instruments
  • Accomplishments of these composers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Byrd and Gabrieli lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the evolution of music during the Renaissance and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the works of Byrd and Gabrieli and how they influenced Renaissance music

Additional Learning

To learn more about composers Byrd and Gabrieli, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the contributions Byrd and Gabrieli made to Renaissance music as composers
  • Differentiate between the instruments and styles used by Byrd and Gabrieli
  • Identify the role the aristocracy had in the evolution of instrumental music