HOW COMPOSERS DEPICTED THE MEANING OF TEXT IN MADRIGALS

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  • use of TONALITY
    • HOW MADRIGAL COMPOSERS DEPICTED THE MEANING OF THE TEXT
      • use of HARMONY-
      • CHROMATICISM
      • SUSPENSIONSeg Morley's April is in my Mistress' face
      • suspensions eg to depict 'the cold December' (April is in my mistress' face')
      • FALSE RELATIONS
      • DISSONANCE
      • PEDAL NOTES
      • MELODIC FEATURES
      • repeated notes
      • choice of interval
      • MELISMA eg setting of 'hover' in Bennet's All Creatures Now'
      • SCALIC FIGURE eg descending scale spanning an octave for 'thou liv'st singing, but I sing and die' in Gibbons 'Dainty Fine Bird'
      • CHROMATICISM eg the chromatic opening of Weelkes 'Hence Care thou art too cruel.'
      • RHYTHMIC FEATURES
      • dotted rhythms eg for the words 'keeping their Springtide graces' in Wilbye's 'Sweet Honey Sucking Bees.'
      • Use of TRIPLETS
      • AUGMENTATION
      • DIMINUTION
      • use of METRE eg triple metre for 'dancing' effect and for the words 'o they fell akissing' in Farmer's 'Fair Phyllis'
      • use of TEXTURE
      • HOMOPHONY
      • IMITATION eg for the word 'labrynth' in Kirbye's 'See what a maze of error'
      • PEDAL eg Weelkes 'Hence Care thou art too cruel' when the bass sings a DOMINANT sustained Pedal for the setting of the words 'sustain me.'
      • ANTIPHONAL-LIKE writing eg divisiion of 6 voices into TRIOS  who answer each other in singing 'my griefs when they be told' in Wilbye's 'Draw on Sweet Night'
      • choice of SCORING, number of voices...2 x2, 3x3 , all together, all alone in As Vesta
    • major/ minor keys
    • changes in tonality

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