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Lecture 8

MUS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Nicolaus Copernicus, Guillaume Du Fay, Homophony

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Department
Music
Course Code
MUS 101
Professor
Pam Mc Allister
Lecture
8

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Music Appreciation:
Medieval & Renaissance Era Music:
Renaissance Sacred Music:
Renaissance:
Means “rebirth” (c.1400-c.1600)
Began in Italy
Who’s who?
1. Christopher Columbus
2. Ferdinand Magellan
3. Leonardo da Vinci
4. Nicolaus Copernicus
5. Galileo
6. William Shakespeare
Humanism:
From Latin studia humanities
-The study of humanities
-Things pertaining to human knowledge
Dominant intellectual movement of Renaissance
Focuses on human life
-Experiences
-Accomplishments
-Dignity
Replaces the medieval focus on religion doctrines and the afterlife
Seeds of Humanism:
1396 on- Ottoman Empire attacks force Byzantine scholars to flee to Italy
-Bring with them ancient Greek manuscripts (such as works of Plato, etc.)
-Italian scholars learn Greek language
-Ancient Greek manuscripts translated into Latin
-Revival of ancient learning
-Centered on subjects such as grammar, rhetoric, poetry, history, moral philosophy
Humanism and the Church:
In reality, role of Catholic Church not diminished
-Essence of Christian doctrine remains
-Church borrows from classical sources
-Sponsors classical studies
-Supports scholars, artists and musicians
Humanism’s influence on Music
Mathematical principals of ancient Greek music theory recorgized and applied
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