“Generally speaking, leadership of Western culture belonged to France during the later Middle Ages, then to Italy during the Renaissance. Music is an exception to this general account. While later medieval music was indeed led by France, Renaissance music was led by three regions, consecutively: Burgundy, then the Low Countries, then Italy.”- “Western Music”, Britannica encyclopedia, 2010 Summary To conclude my report, I would like to summarize my points. It can be seen that broadly polyphony had been developed thoroughly in the Renaissance period. Although the initial development of polyphony started in the medieval times most of the changes and moderations were made during the renaissance period.
As time passed by newer instruments were invented and introduced as well into orchestrations, the characterization of the Baroque music was said to be by the increased use of organs, harps, harpsichords, and early variations of violins and bass. Many of these instruments were sparsely available if at all during the earlier period. Baroque music had a hand in reflecting the increased possibilities of orchestral compositions and arrangements, where we have on the other hand, the renaissance era music took a stand in remaining a single tempo for the duration of the piece, later baroque introduced much more inventiveness into the compositions with tempo changed being a common characterization, composers of the baroque era such as Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel, were more into expressing their much than their forerunner. Depth was not necessarily found at baroques era of music more than the earlier renaissance period music, but orchestrations were more compound given the extension in the types of available instruments. Furthermore, the renaissance period accompanied in greater creativity, but was more limited technolically.It is given that common lack of technological sophistication is that the music was hard and complex as it was speaks to the intelligence of the composers of the period of
Music of the Renaissance Era A report by Deborah Lam Introduction The Renaissance era was a period in European history that sparked major cultural change and renewed interest in Classical education and values, and one of the most significant aspects of this movement was music. Renaissance music flourished during the era at around 1430 – 1600, evolving from the strict, church-regulated Gregorian chants of the medieval era to a new range of different music styles that eventually paved the way to the music of the Baroque period. Heavily influenced by popular ideas and themes of the Renaissance such as humanism, innovation, discovery and literature, Renaissance music opened up the art to a wider audience, causing major developments in
The Baroque Period, starting from the beginning of the 17th century to mid 18th century, was a period that continued to build upon the individualism of the Renaissance period and discover new ideas. From new and significant discoveries in science from people such as Galileo, to mathematical advances from people such as Isaac Newton, people were transitioning from being oblivious to the world to being more aware of the world around them. The music of the baroque period reflected the ambition of the new and radical changes. Well known composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Monteverdi were writing in newly unheard and revolutionary musical concepts, and were popularizing genres such as opera, and emphasizing the use of instruments barely used before such as the harpsichord, and the woodwinds. Their musical legacy continues to live on to this day, and is a wonderful discovery of beautifully composed compositions that continues to be performed worldwide by professional orchestras and bands.
(6) Baroque music improvisation can be classified into 2 major classifications: embellishments with a sole unchangeable implementation (such as trills and grace notes) or improvisation directly on the melody utilizing passaggi (scalar patterns), arpeggios and imitation. (7) Building on the idea of Baroque improvisation, let’s look at the role of it in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 5. In the first movement Allegro, Bach's ability as a keyboard performer is confirmed in the harpsichord solo. Similar to jazz, the soloist takes the primary focus of the piece except for the tutti segments.
Renaissance Period The Renaissance Period was a time of cultural rebirth that occurred in Europe. It was a humanistic revival of the classical influence that was also expressed in music. The vocal and instrumental music written and performed in Europe during this period (1400s – 1600s) had more variety in range, rhythm, harmony, and form. Two Renaissance musicians of this time period are Josquin
The Renaissance period was from 1400 to 1600 BCE and was a very creative time in history. This period was known to most as the bridge between the Middle ages and modern times. The word Renaissance means “rebirth”, this was used because of the “achievements of classical antiquity [that] were
Introduction Conventionally, the Renaissance period is said to begin in 1490’s promoting the idea of order, balance, proportion and symmetry. The word “renaissance” came from the Italian term “rinascita” which means “rebirth”. This era was considered to be of great ingenuity and brilliance, because even the minor renaissance artist produced works that were beyond fascinating and are still praised for the harmony and peace of their design and technique. The classical principles of charm, serenity, composure and consonance reached to the peaks of perfection. By the end of renaissance period, the young artists were mostly subject to a setback.
The European Renaissance that happened between the 14th to 17 centuries reached a level unforeseen by earlier periods. Multiple happenings defined the Renaissance period, but the evolution of the Renaissance can be narrowed down to three fundamental characteristics - new interest in learning, new form Christianity, and the voyages of the great explorers. The Renaissance period
With this being said, music in the Victorian Era has inspired much of our music today, has become a very important form of entertainment, and has been used in many dances and parties. Inspiration for music in the Victorian Era were antiquity, folklore, history, and exotic cultures (Music in the Victorian Era). Most folk music was made during this time and was the most liked music genre during the start of the Victorian Era (Music and Musicians in The Victorian Era). However, there were