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Renaissance Composers: Josquin, Palestrina, & Dufay

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Which composer's music aligned with the ideals of the Counter-Reformation?

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1. Which composer wrote Ave Maria, gratia plena?

2. Which composer wrote music during the early Renaissance period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Josquin, Palestrina and Dufay were influential composers of the Renaissance, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you see how much you grasp about their work. To perform well on the quiz, you should be familiar with the composers' lives, works, influences and impacts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The composer of 'Ave Maria, gratia plena'
  • First composer to express a secular theme in mass
  • Composer who conveyed ideals similar to those of the Counter-Reformation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Renaissance composers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a composer who worked during the early Renaissance and one who wrote during the late Renaissance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about these artists' compositions and themes and ideals expressed in their work

Additional Learning

Find more in-depth information on these musical figures when you take a look at the lesson entitled Renaissance Composers: Josquin, Palestrina & Dufay. Some of the objectives you can achieve through this lesson include the following:

  • Know the lives and works of influential Renaissance composers
  • Understand the impact of Josquin, Palestrina and Dufay on Renaissance music
  • Learn about techniques like isorhythm and imitative polyphony
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