Renaissance+1 - The Renaissance (c. 1400-1600)...

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The Renaissance (c. 1400-1600) Characteristics of Renaissance thought which influenced music: 1. Classicism —the ‘rediscovery’ of the language, literature, philosophy, art, and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome 2. Humanism —dominant intellectual movement of the Renaissance; focused on human life, experience, and accomplishments; replaced the Medieval focus on religious doctrine and the afterlife - music and literary arts brought into a clear alliance 3. Reformation —led by such people of Martin Luther, John Calvin, King Henry VIII; responding to problems within the Catholic Church; profoundly shook the Catholic Church’s power Comparison of Medieval and Renaissance Styles: Medieval Renaissance Texture mostly monophonic mostly polyphonic some polyphony (including imitative) (most often free) some homophony Harmony open-sounding chord full triads many dissonances largely consonant Color mostly vocal mostly vocal Rhythm non-metric or duple and triple divisions triple divisions
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