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Counter-Reformation Council of Trent (1545-63) - 2 main concerns regarding music 1. rid the liturgy and the music of secular elements 2. make text easier to understand by forbidding dense polyphonic textures “The whole plan of singing […] should be constituted not to give empty pleasure to the ear, but in such a way that the words be clearly understood by all, and thus the hearts of the listeners be drawn to desire of heavenly harmonies, in the contemplation of the joys of the blessed.” Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-94) - never left Rome or its surrounding areas - composed about 105 Masses - Pope Marcellus Mass, Gloria - myth: - declamation —the way words are set to music, in terms of rhythm, accent, etc. - homophony - text: (capital letters indicate homophony) QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI, MISERERE NOBIS, QUI TOLLIS PECCATA MUNDI, Suscipe DEPRECATIONEM NOSTRAM. QUI SEDES AD DEXTERAM PATRIS, MISERERE NOBIS. QUONIAM TU SOLUS SANCTUS,
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course MUAR 211 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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