Essay heading: A comparison of Palestrina and Rameau

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June 10, 2005

 

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Contrapuntal technique and harmony, formal structure and tonal qualities are all balanced in this Mass, giving clear musical expression to the liturgical text. The Missa Papae Marcelli demonstrates the extensive form of the Papal Mass. The demands which Pope Marcellus II made on church music and its liturgical expression are fulfilled in this work of Palestrina...
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The Missa Papae Marcelli demonstrates the extensive form of the Papal Mass. The demands which Pope Marcellus II made on church music and its liturgical expression are fulfilled in this work of Palestrina. Rameau's Castor and Pollux is generally regarded as his crowning achievement. The opera's subject matter - the brotherly love of twins Castor and Pollux, one mortal, one immortal - was unusual in French opera of the period, which normally concerned itself with romantic love...
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