2. Secular (topics include nature, mythology, etc.)
3. Used to entertain, also used as a status symbol
What is madrigalism?
Word painting (musical depiction or portrayal of the text)
What defines a Renaissance motet?
Sacred music in Latin that is not part of the Ordinary or Mass Proper
What is different about the Renaissance mass?
Chants quoted in the cantus firmus are typically changed (augmented, diminished, inverted); secular tunes eventually replace chants as cantus firmuses; equal importance between voices; number of voices expands to six
Who set the precedent for resolution of dissonances?
Name the five genres of Renaissance instrumental music.
Ricercare, canzona, fantasia, toccata, dances
What is ricercare?
"To search" (Similar to fugue, there is a subject and chase motion)
What is a canzona?
Italian equivalent of a French chanson
What is a fantasia?
A song with an improvised nature
What is a toccata?
"To touch or play"
What holds instrumental music together in the place of lyrics?
Name four of the Renaissance instruments or instrument families discussed in class.