The Renaissance Era

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  • Period:
    1397
    to
    1474

    Dufay

    Guillaume Du Fay was one of the first, most important, composers of the Renaissance period. He used older medieval cadences. His last name could also be spelled Dufay.
  • 1400

    Invention - Printing

    Johan Gutenberg of Germany invented a printing press using moveable type.
  • Period:
    1400
    to
    1460

    Binchois

    Gilles Binchois served at the Court of the Duke of Burgundy. He was often paired with Dufay. Gilles was just as important as Dufay.
  • 1430

    Tonality systems

    The types of scales found during the Renaissance period were major and minor.
  • 1430

    Stylistic traits

    The melodies of Renaissance music were for the most part flowing and melismatic in nature. Wider leaps were used to express the text.
  • 1430

    Stylistic Trait

    Harmony in the Renaissance began to focus on progressions of 3rds and 6ths. Chordal textures were introduced during this period.
  • Period:
    1430
    to

    The Renaissance Era

    There were many melodies during the Renaissance. Many of which were very obscured. Secular music became popular during this time.
  • Period:
    1435
    to
    1511

    Tinctoris

    Johannes Tinctoris : Franco-Flemish theorist, singer, composer, and instrumentalist.
  • Period:
    1445
    to
    1518

    Compere

    Loyset Compere: Franco-Flemish composer, singer; worked in France and Italy; perhaps one of the earliest composers to use imitation prominently .
  • Period:
    1450
    to
    1521

    Prez

    Josquin des Prez: Martin Luther said that Josquin was the " best composer of our time". He was said to have had no peer in music.
  • 1500

    Mass genre

    Renaissances masses were typically written for three to six voices. Masses were multi-movement polyphonic works for voices alone.
  • 1500

    Motet genre

    The Remaissance motet typically suggested a Latin, vocal work of religious nature for a cappella choir. This genre is very complex.
  • 1500

    Invention - Water clocks

    Water clocks and hourglasses were widely used.
  • 1505

    Invention - Watch

    The portable watch was invented by German Peter Henlein.
  • 1520

    Madrigal Spirituale genre

    The madrigals of the 16th century emerged between the 1520's and 1530's. These madrigals were originally set polyphonically and homorhythmically for four voices to a text consisting of one stanza of poetry in a free rhyme scheme.