State your favorite composition from the Medieval/ Renaissance Period. State your reasons as to why. Please include musical terms and concepts in support of your answer.
One full paragraph is sufficient. Answer must be in college level grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax. Answer must be original in thought and context.
Keep in mind that most modern musical concepts were developed at the end of the Renaissance and into the early part of the Baroque period. Therefore the majority of the music of this period is modal and limited in its harmonic development.
Students are expected to comment on the musical characteristics of these periods. These characteristics include the use of chants melodies as foundation for works, polyphonic treatments, imitation techniques, word painting, and sacred vocal music usage in the church.
Furthermore, students are expected to describe in musical terms the music from both of these periods. Do not describe your emotional or basic opinion of the music, describe which musical characteristics interested you.