1. Imitation between voices 2. Bass register introduced, expanding pitch range to over 4 octaves 3. Scalic melodies 4. Few large leaps 5. Singable 6. Mild and relaxed due to stable and consonant chords: triads favoured over dissonances 7. Melodic linse independent
1. Bass register: fuller and richer harmonies
1. Gentle flow 2. Not sharply defined beat 3. Rhythmic independence 4. Secular music more clearly defined beat
1. Polyphonic: parts of equal importance 2. Imitation among voices 3. Homophonic: dance music, lighter 4. Variety in texture for contrast
1. Pure voices with little vibrato 2. Harpsichord, Organ and Regal 3. Strings: Viols, Lute, Harp 4. Winds: Shawm, Recorder, Sackbut 5. Brass: Trumpet, Cornett 6. Doubling: instruments doubling vocals
1. Sacred vocal music: Mass 2. Secular vocal music: Madrigal/Motet 3. Instrumental Dance music
Context and composers
Morley- Ballet "Now is the month of maying"
Palestrina - Sacred, vocal mass "Kyrie from Pope Marcellus Mass"