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Renaissance I (around 1400 - 1550)

This period of European cultural history starts in the hothouse of the Italian city-states but will soon spread all over Western Europe. The period will end with the upheaval of the Reformation and Counter-
Reformation. It is a period where polyphony becomes more and more finely tuned. It is also a period where secular music begins to rise in importance, where music for dances, celebrations and home entertainment is just as important as the music of the cathedral and parish churches.

Music History

Anonymous

Anonymous

Ik zeg Adieu

SATB / TBGC

Mon Ami

ATBG (S)

Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)

Arcadelt

Arcadelt O felici occhi miei

ATBG (S)

Brumel

Antoine Brumel (1460-1512)

O Domine Iesu Christe

ATTG (S)

William Byrd (1539-1623)

Byrd

The Nightingale

ATB

O you that hear this voice

SATBG

Sing Joyfully Unto God

TTBBGC

Hernando de Cabezón (1541-1602)

Cabezón

Susana un jour

ATBBG

A performance using recorders!

Maddalena Casulana (1544-1590)

Casulana

Morir non può il mio cuore

SATB / TBGC

Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-1555/56)

Clemens

La Belle Margaritte

ATBGC (S)

The video shows another piece by the same composer.

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474)

Dufay

Le serviteur hault guerdonné

SSA

TBB version is on the tile below. In the MP3s, the tenor part is played by a double reed to distinguish the voices.

Le serviteur hault guerdonné

TBB

SSA version is on the tile above. In the MP3s, the tenor part is played by a double reed to distinguish the voices.

Vergine bella

ATT

A performance using recorders!

John Dunstable (1390-1453)

Dunstable

Quam pulchra es

ATB

Gallus

Johannes Gallus (1500-1543)

Le bergier et la bergière

SATBG

Isaac

Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)

Benedictus

ATTB (S)

The video does not exactly match the score included in the download files.

Clément Janequin (1485-1507)

Janequin

Ce sont galants

SATBG / TBGC

Ce sont galantsClément Janequin
00:00 / 00:50
Japart

Jean Japart (1474-1507)

T'meiskin was jonck

ATBG

The MP3 files play through the piece twice.

Josquin

Josquin des Prez (1450-1521)

Ave Maria

ATBG

Gloria from Missa de beata virgine

ATBG

La bernardina

ATB

Mille regretz

TBGC (A)

di Lasso

Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)

Im Mayen

ATBGC (S)

La Nuict Froide et Sombre

ATBG (S)

Merulo

Claudio Merulo (1533-1604)

Canzon à 4, L’Olica

ATBG (S)

Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1553)

Morales

O crux, ave, spes unica

ATBBG (S)

Ninot

Ninot le Petit (1450-1502)

Et La La La

AATB

This video was recorded by local Southern California recorder players.  Continue watching the video for more wonderful pieces after Et La La La.

Johannes Ockeghem (1425-1497)

Ockeghem

D'ung aultre amer

SAT / TBG

Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Agnus Dei I from Pope Marcellus Mass

ATBGGC / SATBBG

Sermisy

Claudin de Sermisy (1490-1562)

Tant que vivray

ATBG (S)

With double reeds and drum.

Susato

Tielman Susato (1510-1570)

Rondo et Saltarello

(N) ATBG (S)

With viol and percussion.

Tallis

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

If Ye Love Me

AATB (S) / TTBG

In Nomine I

SATB / TBGC

With Tenor Viol cantus firmus.

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