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Renaissance. 1450-1600. Historical Events of the Renaissance Time Period. 1431 – Joan of Arc burned at the stake 1455 – Printing Press was invented 1475 – Michaelangelo was born 1492 – Columbus discovers America. Historical Events of the Renaissance Time Period. 1500 – First pencil

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renaissance

Renaissance

1450-1600

historical events of the renaissance time period
Historical Events of the Renaissance Time Period
  • 1431 – Joan of Arc burned at the stake
  • 1455 – Printing Press was invented
  • 1475 – Michaelangelo was born
  • 1492 – Columbus discovers America
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Historical Events of the Renaissance Time Period
  • 1500 – First pencil
  • 1517 – Martin Luther posts 95 theses
  • 1553 – Violin began to develop
  • 1564 – Shakespeare was born
important facts
Important Facts
  • 1435- Gutenberg press invented
  • 1465 – 1st printed music appears
  • 1503-1506 – Mona Lisa is painted by da Vinci
  • 1508-1512 –Sistine Chapel is painted by Michelangelo
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Important Facts
  • 1509 – Henry VIII becomes King of England
  • 1517 – Protestant reformation begins in Germany
  • 1519 – Cortez conquers Mexico
  • 1588 – Spanish Armada is defeated
general facts
General Facts
  • After the dark ages, the period of enlightenment
  • The rebirth of humanism
  • More artistic freedom
instruments of the renaissance
Instruments of the Renaissance
  • Violin was developed
  • Lute was at the height of popularity
  • Bagpipes were created and played on Scottish battlefields
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Instruments of the Renaissance
  • Clavichord was developed (early piano)
  • Instruments were used for dance music
  • Instrumentalists began to improvise
vocal music
Vocal Music
  • Chant is still used in church and by monks
  • Mass was created (sung part of the Eucharist)
  • Motets – sacred pieces
  • Madrigals – Italian secular pieces
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Vocal Music
  • Chansons – French secular songs
  • Secular music began to sing about courtly love (new idea)
  • Women made music outside of church and were gradually allowed to sing in church
  • Men’s voices imitated women
composers
Composers
  • William Byrd
  • Giovanni Gabrielli
  • Giovanni Palestrina
  • John Dowland
ars nova new art
Ars Nova (New Art)
  • Creativity
  • Improvisation
  • Composers emphasized human emotions
  • Music became more lively and up beat
  • Polyphony was developed (canon-round)
important vocabulary
Important Vocabulary
  • Renaissance period
  • A cappella
  • Lute
  • Sacred music
  • Secular music
  • Madrigal
  • Polyphony
  • canzona