The Renaissance

  • 475

    The fall of rome

    The fall of the Roman empire was a loss of control in the western Roman empire. This resulted in the division of the empire into smaller civilizations.
  • Period: 1000 to 1100

    The First Crusade

    The Frist Crusade was a number of wars. These wars were sometimes directed by the Latin Church. They fought to recover Jeruselum and its surrounding areas from Islamic rulers.
  • Period: 1291 to 1361

    Phillippe de Vitry

    Vitry was a French composer, music theorist, and influential musician. He is also known as the author of Ars Nova.
  • Period: 1300 to 1377

    Guillaume de Machaut

    Machaut was a French composer and poet. He was the main figure in the Ars nova style. He was so well known in this style that modern musicologists use his death as when the new style of ars came to be.
  • Period: 1452 to 1519

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Da Vinci was an Italian polymath. He was a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor, and architect. Da Vinci was well known for his painting of the Mona Lisa.
  • Period: 1505 to

    Thomas Tallis

    Tallis was an English composer of the renaissance. He is primarily known for his English choral music. He is considered one of England's greatest composers.
  • Period: 1507 to 1568

    Jaques Arcadelt

    Arcadelt was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in both Italy and France.
  • Period: 1521 to

    Phillippe de Monte

    Monte was a French composer of the late renaissance. He was a 3rd generation madrigalist and wrote more madrigals than any other composer of his time.
  • Period: 1525 to

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Palestrina was an Italian composer of sacred music. He is one of the most famous composers of the renaissance.
  • Period: 1543 to

    William Byrd

    Byrd was considered as one of the best composers from the renaissance, Byrd has a huge influence on composers from his native England.
  • Period: 1557 to

    Giovanni Gabrieli

    Gabrieli was an Italian composer and organist. He was one of the most influential musicians of his time.
  • Period: 1564 to

    William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare was an English poet, actor, and playwright. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare is also known as the world's greatest dramatist.
  • Genres

    Italian frottola
    French chanson
    Italian madrigal
    German Lied
  • Music stylistic traits

    Music based on modes
    Richer texture in four or more parts.
    Blending rather than contrasting strands in the musical texture.
    Harmony with a greater concern with the flow and progression of chords.
  • Musical inventions