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Music 301: History of Western Music I

Review 2: Renaissance Music

                 Chap. 7-12: Renaissance Music
                      Basic concepts

-revival of classical learning, humanism, age of discovery
 rise of printing, religious reformation (Luther, Calvin)
-sacred polyphony performed by choirs
-instrumental music often for homogeneous consorts
-rise of "cyclic mass" ordinary with unifying feature
   1. cantus firmus: same in each movement. sacred or secular
   2. paraphrase: altered melody, often appears in many parts
   3. parody: based on polyphonic original (chanson or motet)
-rise of freely-composed sacred Latin motet
-dominance of Netherlanders: Dufay, Ockeghem, Josquin, etc.
-differentiation of voice parts, expanded vocal range
-rise of Italian madrigal (through-composed) ca. 1530
-late Renaissance: Lasso, Palestrina, Byrd, Victoria

                       Review Terms

Dunstable      faux-bourdon        cantus firmus       cyclic mass
Dufay          paraphrase          parody mass         chorale
Ockeghem       Zarlino             sackbut             psalm tune
Obrecht        Morley              cornett             frottola
Josquin        Galilei             viol                madrigal
Isaac          cadence             consort             pavan
Mouton         suspension          consort song        galliard
Willaert       preparation         lute song           fantasia
Arcadelt       resolution          intabulation        canzona
Tallis         imitation           tablature           toccata
Lasso          homophony           ground              Byrd         
passing tone   divisions           Victoria            Palestrina    
musica ficta   Gabrieli            word painting       soggetto cavato
humanism       reformation         Luther              Calvin
Petrucci       Counter-Reformation       Council of Trent