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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

O you that hear this voice

SATBG

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
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Japart

Jean Japart (1474-1507)

T'meiskin was jonck

ATBG

The MP3 files play through the piece twice.

Josquin

Josquin des Prez (1450-1521)

Gloria from Missa de beata virgine

ATBG

La bernardina

ATB

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