Who were important individuals involved in Humanism?
Josquin de Prez, with his enormous contributions to Renaissance
Leonardo da Vinci
St. Thomas More
Martin Luther&Henry VIII - anglican church
What were specific instances that shaped Humanism?
Writing names on compositions
Guillaume Du Fay composed an isorhythmic motet with intervals preeminent of the Renaissance Era. His motets exemplified the continental fauxbourdon and the addition for instrumentation to choral works. He composed a mass, L’Homme arme, based on the secular chant of the same name.
The incorporation of secular tunes into religious settings characterizes the budding of humanism throughout Western Europe.
Battle of Agincourt -battle celebrated w/ song that celebrated nationalism/political things
Protestant Reformation - individual>church
Fall of Constantinople - -religion +nationalism
The invention of the printing press1
What is Humanism?
The study of ancient text and monuments with the aim of extracting a model for thinking and acting.
What did Humanists believe?
Humanists believed in the power of the individual
Creativity was much valued
Humanists desired a world of beauty, truth, and grace
Humanists studied music, art, and literature
with the objective of creating a more beautiful, upright population.
Humanists believed that people, not only God, had the ability to change the world and
fill it with truth and goodness.
What was the relationship between Humanism and music?
use music to express text
Humanists believed music could influence emotions
They believed in the link between text and music
Melody lines started to highlight important
words, such as the name “Eugenius" in Guillaume Dufay's Nuper Rosarum Flores.