eras of music

the eras of music from renaissance to modern

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Renaissance
Composers:
Byrd
Features
Modal
Lute
Madrigal-music written for multiple voices, usually unaccompanied
Motet- is a short piece of latin music sung after the Offertorium
Baroque
Composers:
Bach
Handel
Vivaldi
Corelli
purcell
Features
concerto grosso- a concerto with a group of solo instruments
fugue- based on an initial theme and counterpoint melodies that imitates it
dances e.g. minuets and gavottes
preludes, toccatas
ornaments
terraced dynamics
1 mood throughout piece
Contrast created by textures
Harpsichord was used
Classical
Composers
Haydn
Beethoven
Mozart
Features
Piano and clarinet
Homophonic
Simplicity
Regular texture and rhythm
Simple harmonies
Changing moods within a piece
Crescendos and diminuendos start to be used
Romantic

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Composers
Liszt
Chopin
Wagner
Schubert
Features
Emotion was key
More imaginative
Individualism
National pride
Extremes of very short and very long pieces
Freeer tempos
More complicated harmonies than the classical era
Tuneful, catchy melodies
Orchestra grew
Piano grew
Programmatic: lied, opera
Absolute- symphony, concerto
Modern
Composers
Mahler
Shostakovich
Zimmer
Debussy
Satie
Stravinsky
Features
No fixed rules
Dissonant
Any form
Unusual instruments
Impressionism
serialism…read more

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