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Renaissance Music History Study Guide

Renaissance Dates
1400-1600
Cantus firmus mass
A pre-existing melody forming the basis of a polyphonic composition
Fauxbourdon
False bass; a technique of musical harmonization used in the late middle ages and early rennisance
Ars nova
New Art; 14th century period between middle ages and rennisance
Isorhythm
repeated rhythm in each voice (usually the tenor)
Motet
polyphonic choral work in, usually in 3 voices.
Madrigal
secular vocal music with no repeated sections
Machaut
(14th century Ars Nova) Known for secular song and 3 part polyphony
Dufay
(15th century) Known for secular fauxbourdon music
Gesualdo
(16th century Italian) Known for madrigals
Prez
(15-16th century French) Word painter, known for secular song
Byrd
(16th century)Known for anthems and english motets
Palestrina
most important composer of secular music (16th century)
Societal Developments
1) Printed music now available to the public
2) Experimentation and Invention
3)Philosophy and classism
4)Reformation
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Renaissance Dates 1400-1600 Cantus firmus mass A pre-existing melody forming the basis of a polyphonic composition
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