For Monday, 2/09/15:
Read Chapters 13 & 14
Listen for how the voices relate to each other as they interweave:
Josquin des Prez, Ave Maria
Musical techniques used:
– Imitation, a.k.a. a round (more below)
– Homorhthym: multiple voices singing same rhythm, but different notes, sounding like a series of chords
Imitative Polphony includes rounds: a melody is sung by multiple voices entering in succession, as in this song:
And going back a bit earlier in history:
Vocal music in the Renaissance was often sung a cappella, meaning without instrumental accompaniment.
Billy Joel – The Longest Time
Florida State University AcaBelles – “Royals”
– Madrigals: use word painting (a.k.a. text painting) to illustrate what the words say.
John Farmer – c. 1570–c. 1605, English
Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone
Feeding her flock near to the mountain side.
The shepherds knew not,
they knew not whither she was gone,
But after her lover Amyntas hied,
Up and down he wandered
whilst she was missing;
When he found her,
O then they fell a-kissing.