the complex thought that caused deep changes in Europe from 1400-1600’s, beginning in Italy
the procedure used by renaissance composers which embellished Gregorian chants and made them polyphonic structural foundations
a tuneful plainchant genre – a tune sung with several stanzas, ending with an ‘Amen’
largest and most important service in the Christian liturgy
point of imitatioon
a brief passage of imitative polyphony usually using a single musical motive
words sung to rhythms that were very similar to normal speech
word painting
matching music to the meaning of the words in the text – if you say ‘high’ a soprano would be singing, etc.
relatively short composition with Latin words, made up of short sections of homophony and imitative polyphany
madrigal (italian)
a short composition set to a one-stanza poem (usually a love poem) with a rapid turnover of ideas and images
chamber music
a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber
a format for printing or copying sheet music in which each book contains the part for a single voice or instrument
english madrigal
madrigals in english because queen elizabeth the first liked them.
a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler
music that is not repetitive. each idea is different than each other idea.
Triumphs of Oriana
a patriotic anthology written in honor of Queen Elizabeth I
a fast dance in triple meter. usually paired with a pavan
a solemn dance in duple meter, paired with a gailliard
a popular dance tune that was presented in Elizabethan theaters after the main play