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Quam Pulchra es
John Dunstable: most famous piece, text from song of Solomon, pan-conssonance,attention to text
Nuper rosarum es
Guillame Du Fay: isorhythmic motet, 1 text, 2 tenors that share the same melody with different rhythms
Missa Prolationum: Kyrie
Johannes Ockeghem: double mensuration canons, kyrie canon at the unison, wall of sound style, non-immitative, seamless, obvious cadences
Ave Maria... virgo serena
Josquin des Prez: opening derived from chant, vocal pairs, structural imitation, changes in meter/mensuration adds variety, most famous piece by Josquin
Missa Pange lingua: Kyrie
Josquin des Prez: paraphrase mass based on "Pange lingua", text written by Thomas Aquinas, vocal pairing & points of imitation
Nymphes des bois
Josquin des Prez: Declaration on the death of Ockaghem, Cantus firmus mass except the poem is in French, 2 styles depicted the first is free counterpoint/ wall of sound style second is more homophonic- tenor rests for most of the section
Josquin des Prez: frattola (style of Italian secular music) "cricket is a good dancer" but some think it is a piece about a singer obsessed with his own voice
Tant que vivray
Claudin de Sermisy: mostly syllabic/ homophonic, clear separation of phrases, French Chanson, strophic, text followed poetic accents not necessarily text painting
Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal
Ludwig Senfl: german tennorlied (AAB form, melody in the tenor while other voices dance around), most famous of Senfl's approx. 250 pieces of this style
Ein fest Berg ist unser Gott
Johann Walter, tenorlied, popular German non-immitative counterpoint tune. Original by Martin Luther
Solo e pensoso
Luca Marenzio, Petrarch poem about the life of Laura, the soprano line is ascending in slow measured chromatic steps, which paints the text musically "alone & lost in thought I walk in slow measured steps" the harmonic tension expresses the mood of the piece
Verily, Verily I Say Unto You
Thomas Tallis, chordal, homophonic, Anglican Anthem, brief instance of text painting (I will raise you)
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