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MUSA 2202 Music of the Renaissance (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines the composition and practice of music from circa 1420 to circa 1600 within the context of the unprecedented florescence in the arts, sciences, and letters throughout Western Europe known as the Renaissance. We examine the art of Netherlandish polyphony (sacred and secular); the sacred and secular genres of France, England, and Italy; and a broad range of instrumental music. The course explores musical analysis, performing practices, and notation, with an emphasis on the acquisition of some experience in performing Renaissance music. The works of the following composers are treated in detail: Josquin, Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Michael Noone

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17