Word painting is a compositional style of setting the melody so it vividly depicts the imagery, and actions taking place in the music. I think that word painting- when used in moderation- can be extremely useful in emphasizing certain points and communicating underlying meaning to listeners. One famous, well-known example occurs in 's , where a contains Handel's setting of the text: Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight, and the rough places plain. For instance, opera was in its infancy when Gigolo Canine 1551-1681 started writing the first opera and now operas can be found in all around the world and in different cultures. This is likely to have had a profound influence on his compositions. There were many voyages of discovery, and scientific advances.
Monteverdi was a formidable composer of the madrigal, of which there are nine books. Whereas a madrigal proper is through-composed, a ballett is strophic two or more verses set to the same music. Lesson Summary In all, both sacred and secular musics evolved greatly during the Renaissance. I believe word painting is an effective way of expressing feelings. From the sacred Latin text. During the , most of the music was vocal and unaccompanied.
Personally I think word painting can be quite charming and light. Certain elements made Renaissance music sounds fuller than medieval music: -Composers considered the harmonic effect of chords rather than superimposing one melody above another. Madrigals, which are secular multi-voice songs sung without accompaniment, were a popular form of musical entertainment, especially in Italy and England. Until the beginning of the 16th Century, instruments were considered to be less important than voices. Lots of polychoral more than one choir music. So I guess, whether I like word painting is on a case by case basis.
By 1589, castrati were singing for the Pope in the Sistine Chapel and sang in the Sistine Chapel until 1902. Motets were often polyphonic, meaning there were various vocal parts sung at the same time. Weelkes' madrigal Come, let's begin to revel't out is a prime example of this cheerful and sprightly part-song. Monks and nuns sang at the office and the mass How. During the 16th Century, however, composers took greater interest in writing music for instrument. This included songs used to accompany knights riding into battle, songs for working, for dancing, and most notably for religious ceremony.
For example, if the text says 'running down,' the notes will sound descending. A multi-movement instrumental work based on rhythms of popular dances The dates given in the course for the Baroque Period place it between: 1600-1750 The composer of the following music example could likely be. One main characteristic of the Renaissance motet was the use of imitative polyphony, with successive parts that echo each other, kind of like a round. The Protestant Reformation initiated in 1517 by Martin Luther's inquiries against the teachings of the Catholic church, and the resultant founding of the Lutheran denomination also had a tremendous impact on Renaissance music. Experimentation with word painting in music continued into the baroque music era of the 1700s, and some of George Frideric Handel's pieces are good examples. With Copernicus' discovery of the actual position of the earth in the solar system and Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Church lost its grip on society and a humanist spirit was born. Motet and Mass Selig sind die totem motet What is a Mass? A visual application of tone painting to film is known as mickey mousing in reference to its frequent use in early animated films from the Walt Disney Company during the 1920s and 1930s.
Sacred vocal music, such as Gregorian chants, was set to Latin text and sung unaccompanied. Madrigals were based on love-related poetry. Josquin was Italian by birth and began life as a singer at the Cathedral Santa Maria Maggiore in Milan. It tries to express the atmosphere of the song rather than focuses on details of the text. Also, if word painting is used too often within a work, its unique effect is drowned out and there is no longer special attention brought to specific parts of the piece. The texts of many of these madrigals, however, deal with spurned or unrequited love, and are often sad, but very beautiful.
Some examples of word painting date back to church music of the 10th century that included chants in rising tones to describe Jesus' resurrection. Claudio Monteverdi 1567 — 1643 is one of the greatest composers of the Late Renaissance. While words with positive connotations such ascending, birth, sky, etc. Though it can intrigue the listener, not all listeners would understand exactly what is going on. And in slaying it, as I desire. Or do I surmise That you feel me? The texture is mainly chordal.
Flemish composers of the time often based the cantus firmus on a popular melody of the day, composing new music for the other voices in counterpoint to the tune. Bach adopts word painting in order to help people to reflect on the divine. The expression of the music through the techniques of the music. Some pieces were intended for 'a cappella' performance. Thomas Tallis 1505 — 1575 Tallis was an English composer, and one of the most important figures in Renaissance music.