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- Learn about the practice of singing during the Renaissance era.
- Study the madigrals and secular music of the Renaissance period.
- Discuss the contributions of Renaissance composers.
- Explore the development of polophony by Renaissance-era composers.
- Describe the schools and styles of Renaissance music.
- Look at the instrumental and dance music of the Renaissance.
1. Songs of the Renaissance: Madrigals and Vocal Parts
A key musical component of the Renaissance period was the madrigal. In this lesson, learn how the complex church vocal music from the end of the Medieval Era was transformed into singable melodies made for the secular courts and the educated public.
2. Renaissance Music: Sacred vs. Secular
The Renaissance Era (ca. 1450-1600) brought about great change in both sacred and secular music. In this lesson, you'll learn about the most significant types of sacred and secular music in the Renaissance Era and their characteristics.
3. Renaissance Composers: Josquin, Palestrina, & Dufay
While there were many composers that brought new ideas, changes and influences to Renaissance Era music, there are three composers that clearly exemplify the styles and progressions made at the time. In this lesson, learn about these three composers and their contributions.
4. Composers of the Renaissance Period: Instrumental Music of Byrd & Gabrieli
The rise of printed media during the Renaissance period helped instrumental music move to the forefront of musical development. In this lesson, learn about William Byrd and Giovanni Gabrieli, two significant instrumental composers of the time.
5. Rise of Renaissance Polyphony: Dufay, des Prez & Palestrina
While not a new concept, polyphony underwent great development during the Renaissance period. In this lesson, learn how music evolved texturally, and how three great composers of the time period influenced this development.
6. Schools of Renaissance Composers: English and Italian
The Virginalist, Flemish, and Venetian schools of musical thought were highly influential throughout Europe during the Renaissance. In this lesson, learn the hallmarks and styles of each school and their collective impact on music of the time.
7. Instrumental Music of the Renaissance: Instruments, Compositions & Dance
Before the Renaissance, vocal music was king, but in the 16th century instrumental music was on the rise. In this lesson, you'll learn about the top five factors that influenced the rise of instrumental music during the Renaissance period.
8. Composer William Byrd: Biography & Music
William Byrd was an important English composer of the late Renaissance period. This lesson explores his life and music, as well as his accomplishments in a wide variety of genres.
9. Dance Music of the Renaissance: History and Forms
Long before the Harlem shake, swing dancing and even the waltz, there was Renaissance-style dance music. Learn about the music behind the dance, and how dance influenced the future of music.
10. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Biography, Style & Music
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an important and influential composer of the Renaissance period. In this lesson, we will discuss Palestrina's life, his music, and the impact it had on liturgical music.
11. Tuba: History, Parts & Music
Despite having been invented only around 175 years ago, the tuba is among the most well-known musical instruments, noted especially for the sound that it is able to create. Keep reading to learn more about the tuba and its influence on music.
12. Josquin Des Prez: Biography & Music
Josquin Des Prez was a composer who lived at the height of the Renaissance period. Let's take a look at his life and music and learn why he is still so highly regarded today.
13. Carlo Gesualdo: Biography & Music
This lesson explores the life and music of Carlo Gesualdo, one of the most intriguing composers of the Renaissance era. He is chiefly remembered for his highly innovative music and for his reputation as a murderer.
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