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THE RENAISSANCE c. 1400 – 1600 C. 1400-1474 Guiullaume Dufay Master of the Burgundian school Skilled in sacred and secular music Dufay’s “L’homme arme” Mass cantus-firmus Mass based on a popular song from the 15th century There were at least 31 Mass-settings based on the L'homme armé melody in the Renaissance period 1430-1495 Rule of the Medici family C. 1450-1521 Josquin des Prez Born in Hainault, Belgium Flemish school One of the greatest composers of all time Most of his compositions were published during his lifetime Sacred works are contrapuntal Secular works are homophonic 19 Masses , 100 Motets , 70 Chansons 1452-1519 Leonardo da Vinci 1483-1546 Martin Luther Renaissance Motet sacred Latin often dedicated to the Virgin Josquin des Prez: Motet: De profundis clamavi ad te 1545 Council of Trent and music: Abolished tropes, sequences, secular canti firmi Determined to stop the wave of secularization Nearly banned all polyphonic settings of
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