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a capella
without instrumentals acompaniment

imitation
commonrepetitionin close succession and usually at different pitch levelof a melody by another voice or voices within a contrapuntal texture

Joaquin des prex
Composer of “ave Maria”1450-1521most influential composermember of choir at court of duke galaezzo maria sforza in million 1474went to rome worked in cardinal ascent sforzasinged in papal choir demeaned higher pay

Giovanni Pierluigi da palestrina
distinguished Joaquin;s successorgreater part of life as choir master if st.peters in romegreat contributions was to return church music to simplicity and purity lived and worked counter reformation

Counter reformation
Catholic reformation

Council of trent
Series of meetings of leaders of the roman catholic church (1545-1563)discuss church reforms following the reformationdecisions generated the counter reformation

Madrigal
italian renaissance secular musical genre with sentimental or erotic poetry

Word painting
is technique in written to represent the literal meaning of the text

Sight sing
sing by musical notations instead of memorizing the music in advance

ballett
sampled version of the madrigal

John Farmer
composed “fair phyliss”

Chanson
modified the motet style with strong accented rhythms, frequent repetitions, and short phrases ending simultaneously in all parts.

Lied
song

Chorale
sacred songs

lute song
Song accompanied by the lute was a popular form of entertainment during the Renaissance.

John Dowland
english lute composer who served in the court of denmarkmost famous songs: flow my tears

transcription
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fantasia
a type of composition in which the composer lets imagination prevail over the rules of a set of musical form

Micheal praetorius
a german composer

embellished
added to or changed notes of the melody

Ave maria
Josquin des prezmotetPolyphonic and homophonic Four voicesDuple, with one section in triple meter sung in a cathedral or a monastery, but not as part of the Mass service.

kyrie
Greek

Fair phyllis
John farmerenglish madrigal Mostly polyphonic with a homophonic endingFour voicesDuple metersung in an aristocratic English home, after dinner, with the singers still sitting around the table, reading music from madrigal books.

Flow my tears
John dowland Lute songStrophic (all verses sung to the same, or close to the same, melody)HomophonicTenor voice and luteDuple metersecular composition that might have been performed by an individual both singing and playing, or by two people, one singing and the other playing the lute.

performed in an aristocratic home, but it could also have been performed by professional musicians in public, perhaps before a play or other type of entertainment.

three dances from terpsichore
Micheal PraetoriusDance musicPolyphonicFour melodic instrumental lines plus percussionDupleThese dances might have been performed by the family and guests at an aristocratic home or a court with professional musicians playing the music.

What do franco-flemish composers emphasize in their polyphonic style
imitation

What was palestrina’s contribution in composing kyrie?
he respected the counter- reformations demand for respect for the mass texts

Maddalena casualana
professional musician who published 3 volumes of madrigals

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