Music Eras Of The Renaissance Era

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There have been several different music eras throughout the years, some of them being the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern era. The renaissance period gradually began in the 1400’s and slowly ended in the 1600’s. This was the transition period between the Medieval Era and the modern world. The renaissance period in Europe was a time of renewed interest in the arts. At this time people like Leonardo Da Vinci was painting his Mona Lisa, and Shakespeare was writing plays such as Hamlet , Romeo and Juliet. The renaissance era was the time where many changes started taking place. Instrumental music became popular and vocal music became more polyphonic. Madrigals were also very widely held during the Renaissance period. Madrigals are what are known as secular songs that were sung in many parts without instrumental use. The Baroque period has been extensively used ever since the nineteenth century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750. Baroque music was originally created in Italy, and included the cantata, concerto, sonata, oratorio and opera. A concerto, for example, was a composition that brought together a diverse group of voices, and instruments. The sacred work of voices and instruments are what is known as a concerto, while many similar works were generally called arias, or cantatas. These concertos can be mainly found in the works of Claudio Monteverdi. Monteverdi served as a musical transition between the
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