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Renaissance 1450-1600. Historical Events of the Renaissance Time Period 1431 – Joan of Arc burned at the stake 1455 – Printing Press was invented 1475.

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1 Renaissance

2 Historical Events of the Renaissance Time Period 1431 – Joan of Arc burned at the stake 1455 – Printing Press was invented 1475 – Michaelangelo was born 1492 – Columbus discovers America

3 Historical Events of the Renaissance Time Period 1500 – First pencil 1517 – Martin Luther posts 95 theses 1553 – Violin began to develop 1564 – Shakespeare was born

4 Important Facts Gutenberg press invented 1465 – 1 st printed music appears – Mona Lisa is painted by da Vinci –Sistine Chapel is painted by Michelangelo

5 Important Facts 1509 – Henry VIII becomes King of England 1517 – Protestant reformation begins in Germany 1519 – Cortez conquers Mexico 1588 – Spanish Armada is defeated

6 General Facts After the dark ages, the period of enlightenment The rebirth of humanism More artistic freedom

7 Instruments of the Renaissance Violin was developed Lute was at the height of popularity Bagpipes were created and played on Scottish battlefields

8 Instruments of the Renaissance Clavichord was developed (early piano) Instruments were used for dance music Instrumentalists began to improvise

9 Vocal Music Chant is still used in church and by monks Mass was created (sung part of the Eucharist) Motets – sacred pieces Madrigals – Italian secular pieces

10 Vocal Music Chansons – French secular songs Secular music began to sing about courtly love (new idea) Women made music outside of church and were gradually allowed to sing in church Men’s voices imitated women

11 Composers William Byrd Giovanni Gabrielli Giovanni Palestrina John Dowland

12 Ars Nova (New Art) CreativityImprovisation Composers emphasized human emotions Music became more lively and up beat Polyphony was developed (canon-round )

13 Important Vocabulary Renaissance period A cappella Lute Sacred music Secular music MadrigalPolyphonycanzona


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