The Renaissance

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History

 

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Edwin B

 

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October 17, 2014

 

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One main purpose of the humanistic view was to educate pupils to be the "ideal gentleman" or "universal man" that was reminiscent of the Greco-Roman ideal. During the Renaissance vocal music was more important than instrumental music, and composers during that period wrote music to enhance the meaning and emotion of the text...
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(Source: www.thinkquest.org) Renaissance composers often used word painting, a musical representation of specific human emotions. Word painting was used in the madrigal, which is a piece that matches the word of the song with a musical setting. For example if the text had words like "rising," "flying," or "soaring" then the music would be fast upward scales...
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