Renaissance composers added to plainchants; they included graceful rhythms
and "smoothed out passages that struck them as awkward or old fashioned."
(60) They were keeping plainchants, but adding to them in great amounts.
They turned what was once
Generations of music lovers have been intrigued by opera because it
was a way to portray individual emotion. It is a mixture of a singing
voice with emotional speech and language. It allowed people to
express their feelings in a powerful way