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    Absalon fili mi is a Renaissance motet presumably composed by Josquin des Prez. It is a composition for four voices inspired on David’s lament over the death of his son Absalom. This motet contains religious subject because the poem is taken from the old testament of the Bible; however, it is not part of the liturgy. Departing from the tradition of the Medieval times, motets of the renaissance abandoned the use of the cantus firmus as a base of composition. Instead, all voices are polyphonically equal in values. In addition, some of the main characteristics of the renaissance music used in this motet are imitation technique, word painting and the use different types of cadences. The poem used in the motet is inspired based on the story…

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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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    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).…

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    We talked about the current trends in music. I told him it was wonderful that the public now gets to enjoy printed music more easily because of the techniques by Petrucci and Attaingnant. Music flowed more freely from place to place and the world of music got just a bit smaller. We also talked about how printed music helped promote the artist over the music. When Petrucci published his first collection of motets, artists like Josquin des Prez gained notoriety. What other composer is so well…

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    The Motet

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    isorhythmic convention, foreshadowing the decline of the use of isorhythm in the motet. Alternatively, since these proportions allegedly match those of the biblical Temple of Solomon (Wright 1994: 406), Du Fay may have broken with convention in order simply to reinforce the religious message of his motet. As one of the last notable isorhythmic motets to be composed, Nuper Rosarum Flores could be said to show the beginnings of a new, more imaginative outlook towards compositional practice, albeit…

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    Andrew Chen Ms. Bergen AP European History 4 June 2018 Josip Broz Tito: The Rebel Communist Josip Broz, more commonly known as Tito, was born on May 7, 1892 in the village of Kumrovec in the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (modern-day Croatia). He was the seventh of fifteen children in a large peasant family, with a Croat father and a Slovene mother. At the early age of seven, he began working on his family’s farm. He entered primary school in Kumrovec at…

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    first set, enthusiasm and certainty the twelve artists walked onto the stage rich in tuxedos, and every one of their developments very much organized. They dispatched quickly into Gerald Finzi 's euphoric "My Spirit Sang All Day," trailed by Claudio Monteverdi, and Edward Elgar 's "There is sweet music" and a second Monteverdi piece ‘’Ecco mormorar’’. The sound was clear and rich, the mixing of voices perfect and nuanced, they sang of the euphoria of love. The singers successfully moved all…

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    Essay On Racial Equality

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    segregation, De Jure and De Facto segregation. De Jure segregation was segregation that is forced by law and can be easily fixed, De Facto segregation was segregation enforced by the public and society, not necessarily by law. Since De Jure segregation is a law, it is required and hard to get around for example, Plessy v. Ferguson, and the Jim Crow Laws. De Facto segregation makes the struggle for racial equality extremely hard because it will require changing people’s beliefs and views and…

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    middle decade two more young males accused Gacy of rape and he would be questioned by the police about the disappearances of others. Later discoveries would uncover that Gacy committed his first known murder in 1972 taking the life of Timothy McCoy after luring the teen to his home. December 11th, 1978 15 year old Robert Piest went missing last seen at his work as he headed out to meet Gacy for a potential job.He lured his victims with promises of works and when he got the to his home he would…

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    The Mughals ruled northern India from 1526 – 1857 AD where the Lodhi’s was the last dynasty to rule India. The invasion started all because of India's reputation of being the only known source of diamond mines in the world and it's flushing International trade attracted many invasions. “North Indian kingdoms resisted invasions by Arab and Turks for centuries, but soon small Islamic empires or Sultanate were established in several parts of the north. Before these invasions, Muslim trading…

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