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    in fact – seemingly sacrilegiously – include the ‘most renowned Virgin’ among these ‘girls’. The veneration of the Virgin Mary in this respect was in fact neither unheard of nor decried in the Renaissance period; even in the Late-Medieval Era, this type of imagery was commonplace (Pesce 2009: 152). However, the pre-enlightenment reverence of the physical features of the Virgin Mary can be viewed more as a stylistic and poetic custom than a sign of growing materialist and secular influences, which would not truly begin until philosophers such as Machiavelli, another Florentine, normalised resentment of the Church in the 1510s (Unger 2011:180), paving the way for some composers to distance themselves from the sacred origins of the motet. Towards the end of the Fifteenth Century, motets generally used four-part counterpoint; from the turn of the Sixteenth Century to the era of Josquin, it was common for composers to write motets for either four or five voices (Sherr 2000: 250). In Illibata Dei virgo nutrix, an example of a five-voice motet, Josquin uses the letters of his own name acrostically to commence each line of text (Clutterham 1997). Furthermore, in the same motet, he uses the tones ma and ri from solfè ège to refer to The Virgin Mary (Clutterham 1997). The term ‘Syntactic Imitation’ (Sanders et al. 2007-17) can be used to describe this kind of textual complexity in relation to renaissance music. Significantly, Josquin’s surge in creativity coincides with the period…

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    nor physical or chemical change can destroy nor create any matter. Physical change affects the form or the way an object looks without changing the chemical composition of it. Yet on the other hand chemical change has everything to do with the composition, such as applying heat to an object, you can't “unheat” it. The experiments in chapter two have been adding certain substances or combining them and seeing if the mass changes at all, and doing so we mix substances like salt and water or even…

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    A young boy riding a camel with the caravan, hoping to across the Sahara Desert in search of his Personal Legends. This image gives a concise and precise description of the theme in the book "Alchemist". The Alchemist is a book Written by Paulo Coelho that elaborates the journey of a young shepherd named Santiago, who decides to give up all his possessions and travel to the Pyramids in Egypt in search of treasure after his magical dream. Through his adventure, he was able to experience about…

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    ‘Le Petit Prince’ consists of many different kinds of relationship, comprising the relationship between the little prince and the fox, the prince and the rose, and most importantly, his relationship with the pilot – who acts as the story’s narrator whilst representing the author himself, Saint- Exupéry. Through the little prince’s story of his journey from planet to planet and the relationships he forms along the way Saint-Exupéry expresses the book’s two main themes: love and friendship. The…

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    The Little Prince, by Antione de Saint Exupéry, isn't an ordinary story. In fact, it was tailored for the child inside of us, but even as grow-ups we can't seem to understand it fully. However, Saint Exupéry's use of Archetypal theory, the hero's journey in specific, assists the reader throughout the story and eventually reveals the meaning of it. There are conflicting opinions on who exactly goes on this heroic journey. In my opinion, it's only the the little prince: the pilot on the other…

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    Life is a lot better with friends and establishing good relationships between each other is what eliminates loneliness. This situation can be explored in the excerpt “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, “Of Mice and Men“ by John Steinbeck and my own personal experience. It is absolutely true that establishing ties can eliminate loneliness and make life more meaningful. Through the expert “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, the prince and fox identify how having a…

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    An introduction informed us of the great inventions of the Renaissance in every field. Orlando di Lasso 's ‘’Conditor alme siderum’’ had the excellence of harmony dissolving into a full choir, now and again making organ-like sounds. Antoine Busnois ' ‘’Gaude, caelestis domino’’ was the soonest piece and was loaded with vivacity and complex cross rhythms working to a euphoric completion, and the singers were seriously vigilant and aware of each other. Robert Parsons ' ‘’Ave Maria’ ’was…

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    Josquin des Prez is a Renaissance composer that was born in northern France in the year 1450. During his early years he spent his time in Cambrai where some of his earliest work is recorded during the early 1470’s. He spent most of his early years in Italy where he entered into the services of the Duke of Hercules of Ferrara in 1502. In 1505 he left Ferrara upon the death of the duke and became the provost of the collegiate church of Notre Dame. Josquin was one of the first composers whose…

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