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MU1711 Feb 4

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Department
Music
Course
Music 1711F/G
Professor
Kate Helsen
Semester
Winter

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th Feb 4 – Music of the 14 Century: Italy's Trecento and England Trecento – In Italy, in the period of the 'Ars nova' music in France, there was 'trecento' - “thirteen hundreds” music. The “Italian ars nova.” *Trecento Secular Forms 1.Ballata – Similar to French Virelai (NOT the ballade) – Musical fomr: AbbaA – a – different words, same melody as chorus – Refrain at both beginning and end. – Polyphonic – Landini composed 140 of them, including 'Ecco la primavera' – on listening list 2. Madrigal – First a literary form (poetry), then set to music. Poetry first, so it has a strict form. – Two-voice. – Musical form: 2 or 3 strophes (each with 3 lines) + two-line ritornello (refrain) at the end of the whole piece – Usually written for 2 voices – *Don't confuse this with the 16th-century Renaissance Madrigal 3. Caccia - 'chase' – Three-voice song – Upper two voices are in canon, over an independent tenor – Many end with a ritornello (Refrain) – Depict hunting o
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