Medieval and Renaissance Music (Definitions (Medieval times, Renaissance,…
Medieval and Renaissance Music
Contrary and Oblique
: Parts move in different directions from each other and Unisons can happen (One moves up, the other moves down)
Consists of 2 or more voices
Parts that never make a unison and move with each other (If one moves up, the other moves with it)
Compare and Contrast
Monophonic only has on melody. While it can have multiple instruments, they all have to be playing the same melody either at the same time or at different parts.
You are My Sunshine
This song has one melody being repeated over and over with different lyrics
Polyphonic music, on the contrary to Monophonic, consists of 2 or more melodies being played at the same time. Instruments don't have to play the same part.
I Want to Hold Your Hand
The part where Lennon sings, "And when I touch you I feel happy," he switches to the harmony and McCartney takes over the main melody.
Both monophonic and polyphonic music can be played on multiple instruments.
They all have a melody
Medieval times, Renaissance, Polyphony, Organum, Motets, Ars Nova, Guillame de Machaut, Rondeau, Madrigal, Caccia, Ars Subtilior
: A time period lasting from the 5th to the 15th century
: Rebirth of culture
: Combining to simultaneous parts
: A form of polyphony in medieval times (Pre-existing chants and adding more to it
: Short piece of sacred choral music that was polyphonic
Short piece of sacred choral music
Comes from Organum