The Renaissance and Classical Style Essay

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Music Appreciation
The Renaissance and Classical Style
The Renaissance artist was attracted by knowledge and began studying the models of the classic antiquity while researching new techniques are developed and the natural world view with loyalty especially interested in human anatomy and architectural construction techniques. The paradigm of this new attitude is Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance essentially personality, who dominated various divisions of knowledge, but just as Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael Sanzio, Sandro Botticelli and Bramante artists were touched by the image of antiquity and concerned about developing new techniques of sculpture, painting and architecture, as well as music, poetry and the new humanistic sensibility.
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Misa parody or imitation: the composer takes a motet or polyphonic song that was from the same or another author, this type already polyphonic, and uses melodic and harmonic material: imitation motives, typical tempos or sometimes even complete fragments, but reworking the material, adding new voices and sometimes reasons, and always, of course, changing the text. This is standard procedure in the sixteenth century, for example Misa Malheur me bat of Josquin Desprez, a song based on Ockeghem, or Mass Mille regretz of Cristóbal de Morales, itself based on a song by Josquin.
Secular vocal music forms a large number of manuscripts and songbooks have sent us the broad secular Renaissance polyphonic repertoire. Here it is possible to recognize ways peculiar to each country:
In Italy, the villanella, the frottola and madrigal.
In Spain, romance, salad and Carol.
Towards the end of the first period are dramatic antecedents of the opera such as monody, the madrigal comedy and intermediate.
Instrumental music instruments with voices participating in the execution of polyphonic music, for example, is well documented the presence of regular minstrels of flutes , cornettos, sacabuches, oboes and bassoons, in the sixteenth century Iberian cathedrals. In addition, many of polyphonic music is purely instrumental ran out in homogeneous sets (called consorts) in groups combining instruments from different families or themselves polyphonic

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