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MUSA 3264 High Renaissance Masters (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The High Renaissance is dominated by the works of four composers. Spanish priest Toms Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) worked in Rome and Madrid composed a relatively small body of works, all of which are Latin liturgical pieces. The more prolific Italian Giovanni Luigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) composed in secular and sacred genres. Much more versatile were the Englishman William Byrd (1540-1623) and the Franco-Fleming Orlande de Lassus (1532?-1594). Our course examines Renaissance lingua franca common to these composers and individual stylistic fingerprints that distinguish them. We examine the cultural, social, liturgical, professional, and national contexts within which each composer worked.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Michael Noone

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17