The primary texture of renaissance

The group of humanists who wanted to recreate Greek drama in their own time-

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 the Florentine Camerta

One of the most influential Composers of all time who spent his life in Germany-


Invented the English oratorio-


Medieval period dates –

476- 1450

Wrote over 500 concertos –


The dates of the Baroque period


Renisan composers favoered 4ths and 5th over

3rd and 6ths

Vituoso male singers physically changed to sing at a higher pitch
Early opera made freq use of those new 2 person accompaniment
basso continuo 
Opera began in this period
The scale patterns used by medieval composures
Late mid ages poet-composer known for sacred and secular music
The most important cultural centers in the Dark Ages


The most important service of the roman catholic church-
A new philosophy focused on the importance of man


Seen as the eminent composer of Renaissance Style
A main song of an opera
Renaissance composers wrote music for this part of mass
Speech like singing where the plot action occurs
Early music notation symbols
The new vocal style of all the rage in the early baroque-
A prominent contrapuntal tech- each voice enters in the same manner


Text of the opera is called –


The philosophy that music should arouse emotions one at a time

 –the doctrine of affections in the Baroque period

Baroque composure that finally put England on the map-

 Henry Purcell

Martin luther wrote a bunch of these for regular Joes like us to sing-

The sacred genre that’s different from ordinary monotony

Shifting an entire melody to a different melody –


The basic division of the Western musical pitch palette, based on the perception of frequencies with a ratio of 1:2 –


Martin Luther started this movement in the Renaissance –


Early Italian Baroque composure whose operas helped shaped the genre, he could prima prattica with the best of them-


Smallest interval in Western music-


A form based on opposing forces, either solo or grosso-


Bach wrote over 300 sacred versions of these for the Lutheran worship-


She was a nun to the nth degree she wrote chant, advised kings, –


The use of this harmonic system became established practice during the Baroque period –

– major/minor tonality system

A strict polyphonic form that includes a subject, countersubject and episodes-


– organum

Early polyphony is called this –

The tonality of a piece is described as this the same as the scale on which it is based-


This symbol indicates to raise the pitch a half-step –

– sharp

Pope Gregory put his name on this monophonic music, but today that would be copyright infrigment

Gregorian Chant

Early Renisance composure who was one of the first great imitators- using imitation that is –
Josquin Des Prez (THINK EARLY REN when you think his name)

Instrumental music comes into its own in this period –

baroque era

He created French opera…traitor-

Jean-Baptiste Lully (worked for Louie XIV)

Allemande, courante, and alla hornpipe could be apart of one of these
dance suite

The most popular secular form in the renaissance esp. for the Italians –

– Madrigal

Medieval motets have this characteristic while Renaissance motets do not-


Speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaking of Gregorian, the text setting just demonstrated-

– melisma

The most popular French Secular form in the middle ages and Renaissance, not the most original name-