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Unformatted text preview: Soft (bas) or loud (haut) instruments Categorized by their use (indoor or outdoor) Early string instruments included: Lute Mandolin Vielle Other soft instruments included: Dulcimer Psaltery Loud instruments: Shawn Sackbut Percussion instruments: Tabor Nakers Medieval organs: Large instruments Small instruments Renaissance Sacred Music Golden age of the a cappella style Polyphony based on principle of imitation Harmonies based on “sweeter” sounds of thirds and sixths Use of fixed melody (cantus firmus) and triple meter...
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- Spring '12
- Music, Ars Nova, Renaissance Sacred Music, secular music, French ars Nova