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RENAISSANCE

PERIOD
1450 1600

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RENAISSANCE PERIOD
1450 1600

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AGE OF
HUMAN CREATIVITY

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HUMANISM
A movement

Focus:

Human life and


its accomplishments

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Telescope - GALILEO
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CHRISTOPHER
COLUMBUS

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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Renaissance started
in
ITALY.

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* Great artists were born
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
Raphael

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The Last Supper
By
Leonardo da Vinci
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Mona Lisa
by

LEONARDO DA
VINCI

Painted in 1404, took


6 years to complete.

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The
Renaissance
Man

Da Vinci

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RAPHAEL

SCHOOL OF ATHENS
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Pieta by Michelangelo

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Ceiling of the
SISTINE
CHAPEL

Michelangelo

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* Time of inventions

Printing press
Availability of books on how
to play instruments made information
available to anybody

Before the Renaissance,


music had to be copied by
hand

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Printing press
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The Renaissance was turning
from God to man.
Science and the arts were
becoming more important

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Renaissance
Music

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The nobles and the royal courts used music
to show the wealth and power of their countries
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a capella
Singing without accompaniment

Vocal music was


still more important than
instrumental music.

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SONG FORMS

1.Madrigals
Song for several voices set to a short poem
usually talks about love

Lyrics-vernacular language

Very emotional, with feelings,expressive

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MADRIGAL COMPOSER

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Renaissance
Most prominent
secular music
or madrigal

Greensleeves

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GREENSLEEVES
Alas my love you__ do me wrong
To__ cast me off___ discourteously
And I have loved____you so long
Delighting in__ your company

Greensleeves__ was all my joy


And greensleeves___was my delight
Greensleeves was my heart of gold
And___who but my ladys___greensleeeves

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2. MASS
Important part of the
Catholic Church's
religious service.
The mass would be

sung in Latin.

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Luigi Palestrina Prince of Music

Sacred
music

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Luigi
Palestrina

Prince of Music

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