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Medieval and Renaissance Music. Concepts you will learn: Plainchant Mass Motet Madrigal Ballett Anthem Air Pavan Galliard Modal. Medieval Music. Lasted from 11 th to 15 th century. Mainly religious works including Chant and Mass

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medieval and renaissance music
Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • Concepts you will learn:
  • Plainchant
  • Mass
  • Motet
  • Madrigal
  • Ballett
  • Anthem
  • Air
  • Pavan
  • Galliard
  • Modal
medieval music

Medieval Music

Lasted from 11th to 15th century.

Mainly religious works including Chant and Mass

Used Modes as no keys invented

plainchant
Plainchant
  • Can be known also as chant or gregorian chant.
  • Monks sang plainchant
  • Used a single line of music
  • Sung in unison
  • Used Modes
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Mass
  • Religious music from Roman Catholic Mass
  • 5 main sections to mass
  • Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus Benedictus and Agnusdei
  • These words are heard in the related section
  • Polyphonic texture
  • Usually a cappella
renaissance

Renaissance

Period from 1430 – end of 16th century

Means re-birth, new styles of vocal and instrumental developed

Lots of imitative polyphony

Popular instruments – Lute and Recorder

Composers – Byrd and Palestrina

instrumental music
Instrumental Music
  • Pavan
  • Usually on a keyboard instrument
  • Slow dance with 2 beats in a bar
  • Galliard
  • Follows the Pavan
  • Fast dance with 3 beats in a bar
vocal religious
Vocal - Religious
  • Motet
  • Religious choral work with at least four parts
  • Polyphonic texture
  • Usually a cappella
  • Anthem
  • A short choral work
  • Contrapuntal texture
  • Usually with organ accompaniment
vocal secular
Vocal – Secular
  • Madrigal
  • Lively vocal work sung by a group of singers
  • Use of imitation and word painting
  • Sometimes accompanied
  • Ballett
  • Form of a Madrigal
  • Strophic form
  • Fa-la-la chorus
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Air
  • Can be vocal or Instrumental
  • Slow, simple melody
  • Ensemble or Solo singer with Lute