'O Wilhelme pastor bone' Taverner

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Antiphon
Music sung in alternating parts, hymn or psalm sung by two groups. A short piece of biblical sung by Roman Catholics or the Anglican Church
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Mass
Sung by a priest in Roman Catholic churches
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Change of monarchs
Change of religion
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A capella
No instruments
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Treble Mean Counter-Tenor Tenor Bass
E-F G E-F C-D F-A
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Syllabic and Mellismatic
Becomes melismatic in the final phrase
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Word setting of 'O Wilhelme, pastor bone' bar 1-7
2 part counterpoint by upper voices, 3 parts in lower voices. Melody is repeated in counter tenor
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Antiphony
First 7 bars (higher than the lowe voices)
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Full 5 part texture
Bar 10 (sounds epic)
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Polyphonic
Principal texture
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Homophonic Texture
Bar 37, 42 (Highlights the founder of the college)
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Imitation
Bar 56 (Not exact)
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Representation of eternity
3 octave range
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Predates tonal system (Modal)
(F major, beginning and end), F-Aminor Gminor (Middle) Gm-F
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Move to Gm in bar 22
Resent the remorse of life "Vitne Serdes"
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Structure
2 Verses (2nd not seperated by pause chord) Second section begins with extended antiphonal exchanges, based on a memorable melody sung four times (as a cantus firmus)
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Harmony
triads in root positions (1st inversion) 3rds missing to make it sound hollow preventing major and minor
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6ths falling to 5ths above a static bas
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Tierce de Picardie
Bar 32
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False Relation
Bar 30
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Melody (Word Painting)
'Coronae' (heavenly crown-b.30), 'Vitae sordes' (uncleanness' b.28)
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Phrase lengths
Determined by the text no preference for 2,4,8 B.33-47 three clearly seperated 5-bar phrases
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Conjunct movement and small leaps
creates phrases with elegant arch shape, as in opening treble melody
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Leaps wider than 3rds
returns to a note within the leap (e.g. b.2 treble) The mean in b.22 and b.31 are exceptions. Angular lines rare in 16th century polyphony.
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Leaps in Bass
Necesary sometimes consists of root notes of chords a 5th apart (23-27)
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Card 2

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Sung by a priest in Roman Catholic churches

Back

Mass

Card 3

Front

Change of religion

Back

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Card 4

Front

No instruments

Back

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Card 5

Front

E-F G E-F C-D F-A

Back

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