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Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Music

chapter five



Music and the Renaissance … 173
Renaissance Innovation … 176
Sixteenth Century Achievements in Secular Music … 182
Religious Music in the Later Renaissance … 193
Music Theory in the Renaissance … 200


William Byrd … 204
Guillaume Dufay … 204
Josquin des Prez … 205
Orlando di Lasso … 206
Claudio Monteverdi … 207
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina … 207


Primary sources are listed in italics
Musical Diversions (introduction to Boccacchio's Decameron) … 175
Musical Forms … 179
The Courtier and Music (excerpt concerning music from Castiglione's Book of the Courtier) … 184
The Sound of Music (excerpt from Brandolini's On Music and Poetry) … 185
A Guide to Performance (Morley's treatise on the practices of music and dance) … 192
Luther Defends Music (foreward to Luther's first hymnal) … 194
A Cautious Acceptance (preface to Calvin's Geneva Psalter commenting on music in the church) … 195
Catholic Reforms (text from the Council of Trent concerning music) … 198
Music of the Spheres (foreward to Tinctoris's Book on the Art of Counterpoint) … 201
On Composing and Singing Well (excerpt from work by musical theorist Zarlino) … 203

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