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Music Periods

  • Period: 476 to 1520


    Medieval music was either sacred or secular. They had different rhythms and different vocals. A famous composer of this period was Perotin.
  • Period: 1300 to 1527


    Renaissance music was often based on modes. It also blended instead on contradicting. A famous composer of this period was Thomas Tallis.
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    Baroque music contrasted from soft to loud. Line were long flowing and melodic. A composer from this time was Henry Purcell.
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    In Classical music, there is a elegance and balance to it. They also contrasted moods into the music. A famous composer from the Classical Period was Ludwig Van Beethoven.
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    In Romantic music, you are free to design how you want the form of the music to be. They also used big orchestras for this. A famous composer from this period is Franz Liszt.
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    20th and 21st Century

    A big thing with the 20th and 21st music is melody. Another big thing is harmony. A famous composer from this time period is Benjamin Britten.