4. Renaissance - Renaissance Music 1450 - 1600 Renaissance...

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Renaissance Music 1450 - 1600
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Renaissance  means  rebirth .  This period saw a  rebirth in knowledge.   The Renaissance was turning  from God to man.   Science and the arts were becoming more important.   Christopher Columbus  discovered America Michelangelo  was painting the Sistine Chapel.   William Shakespeare  was writing his famous plays.  Secular music  is non-religious music  and it was  becoming more popular during this time.  There was a  rise in instrumental music and dance music, too.     
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The Reformation began on October 31, 1517, when German monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This was one of the greatest events of the past 1,000 years.
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The 95 Theses , challenged the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on the nature of penance , the authority of the pope and the usefulness of indulgences . They sparked a theological debate that would result in the Reformation and the birth of the Lutheran Religion.
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Indulgence , in Roman Catholic theology , is the (full or partial) remission of temporal punishment due to sins which have already been forgiven. The indulgence is granted by the church after the sinner has confessed and received absolution. Indulgences were a major point of contention when Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Reformation .
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The  printing press  was invented during the  Renaissance.   Some people consider the printing press to be  the most important contribution to civilization in  the last one thousand years!   The printing press allowed music to be printed  quickly.   Before the Renaissance, music had to be  copied by hand.  
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Ottaviano Petrucci, music publisher of Venice . Invented a way
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