Presentation on theme: " Though still subordinate to vocal music, instrumental music did become more important during the Renaissance Instrumental groups performed polyphonic."— Presentation transcript:
Though still subordinate to vocal music, instrumental music did become more important during the Renaissance Instrumental groups performed polyphonic vocal pieces Soloists used the harpsichord, organ, or lute to play simple arrangements of vocal works
During the 16 th century more music was written specifically for instruments They also developed purely instrumental forms of music, such as theme and variations Most instrumental music was intended for dancing Renaissance musicians distinguished between loud, outdoor instruments like the trumpet and the shawm, and soft, indoor instruments like the lute and recorder
Among the most important Renaissance instruments were: recorders, shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, lutes, viols, organs, regals and harpsichords.
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