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Define "rennaissance"
the name given to a complex current of thought that worked deep changes in Europe from the 14th-16th century
Describe "paraphrase"
the modification and decoration of plainchant melodies in early renesaissance music
Describe the "early Homophony" that developed during the Rennesaissance
music in harmonic texture, an accompaniment was included that does not really sound polyphonic- though there are still several polyphonic voices. Plainchant Harmonization
define "Gregorian Hymn"
one of the most tuneful of plainchant genres- a short tune sung through many stanzas followed by an Amen
When did most Polyphony begin to appear?
the 15th century
Describe the imitative style of the polyphony of the 15th Century
it reflected the ideals of moderation and balance that also characterizes the visual arts of the High Rennaissance
Describe the Homophony of the High Renaissance Era
late medieval composers concentrated on the "horizontal" aspects of texture, composers also used "pure homophony"- passages of black chord writing, homophony was used as both a contrast to imitative texture and as an expressive resource
define "a cappella"
performance by voices alone
describe "declamation"
composers made sure that words were sung to rhythms and melodies that approximated normal speech
Describe the 16th century motet
a short composition to Latin words made up of short section in the homophony and imitative polyphony
Define "Madrigal"
the main secular vocal genre of the Renaissance