Changes in music at beginning of Baroque Era
composers began writing  pieces, such as madrigals and motets, for effect and with a new simplicity and new resources
Reasons for attack against madrigals
childish, artificial, the many voices couldn’t focus or express feeling strong enough, choir singing counterpoint diluted strong emotions
new style of solo singing, half music and half recitation, lead to opera
sixteenth century;semichoirs
devided into low and high of three or four voice parts each, would alternate and answer or echo each other. homophony crowded out polyphony