Major Historical and/or significant events 1When gunpowder was introduced, this meant that the age of Knighthood was ending
Major Historical and/or significant events 2With the development of the compass, this made sea voyages possible and discover new lands for many land settlers.
Defining Dates of the RenaissanceThe Renaissance rediscovery was philosophy, literature, art, science, and Region and defining date of this period, this era was the key points of Exploration, Scientific inquiry and Artistic awakening
Primary Composers (Johannes Tinctoris)Tinctoris wrote about the contemporary music and also wrote the first dictionary of musical terms.
Musical stylistic traitsIn the Medieval Mass, there were changes as Multi-voiced Polyphony, Imitation, Homophony, and clearer declamation.
Genres commonly composedThe Renaissance had different Genres
Sacred: in the categories of Masses, Motets, and Separate.
The others categories were the Secular, Chansons, Frottola, Italian Madrigal and the English Madrigal
Primary Composers (Palestrina)The most known composers of the Renaissance was Palestrina, which include 105 masses, 68 offertories, 72 hymns, 11 litanies, etc.
Important musical inventionsIn this Era, the chant was more paraphrased and also added more extra notes and new rhythms were added. As such; more top voice were added as 5 to 8, instead of 4
The instrument Lute was the new trend in playing along with the chorus.
Musical stylistic traitsThe Era of The Renaissance was the golden age of cappella singing, the music was more consonant compare to Ars Nova, and the Middle ages.