October 7 (改)

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Lecture 8 – October 7 – Renaissance music cont Josquin and the renaissance motet Imitation can also occur between paired voices All voices of equal importance Musical realization of the balance and symmetry prized by the visual arts Each voice duplicates in turn the notes of a melody The Counter-Reformation and Palestrina The Reformation o Began on Oct 31, 1517 o Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the church door in Germany o Much of northern Europe joined the reformation o Churches made effective use of simple monophonic hymn settings The Counter-Reformation o The Church of Rome reformed its administration and doctrine, as well as art, liturgy, and music o Reform aspects debated by the church hierarchy during the Council of Trent (1545- 1563) Only a minor part of their deliberation concerned music Objected to dense imitation that obscured the text The music of Palestrina demonstrated that polyphony could be composed in a clear dignified manner
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