02/11/15 Musical Texture in the Renaissance & Beyond

– Substitute assignment for missed class on Monday will be on Blackboard by 3pm today
– Written assignment for this week will be on Blackboard by 3pm today

Note: Exact start date of the Renaissance era varies depending on the source — I learned 1400, but your book says 1450, so we’ll go with that. 🙂

Ave Maria, by Josquin des Prez (born in 1450 –> brought the Renaissance with him?)
Listen for:
Imitation: one voice copies another
Homorhythm: voices sing same rhythm with different notes
How many voices are singing at once? Varies from one to four at different parts of the piece.
Ave Maria Listening Guide

Ave Maria Listening Guide
Ave Maria score with textures labeled

Fair Phyllis: Listen for word painting
Fair Phyllis Listening guide

Fair Phyllis Listening Guide

Musical Texture: interweaving of musical lines

4 Types of Musical Texture:

Examples:
Source material:

Monophony
[audio:http://missmusicnerd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Texture-demo.monophony.mp3|titles=Monophony]
Texture demo.monophony


Homophony
[audio:http://missmusicnerd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Texture-demo.homophony.mp3|titles=Homophony]
Texture demo.homophony


Homorhythm
[audio:http://missmusicnerd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Texture-demo.homorhythm.mp3|titles=Homorhythm]
Texture demo.homorhythm


Polyphony
[audio:http://missmusicnerd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Texture-demo.polyphony.mp3|titles=Polyphony]
Texture demo.polyphony


Canon
[audio:http://missmusicnerd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Texture-demo.canon_.mp3|titles=Canon]
Texture demo.canon


Fugue
[audio:http://missmusicnerd.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Texture-demo.fugue_.mp3|titles=Fugue]
Texture demo.fugue


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