Early Renaissance - Early Renaissance Music - Motets

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What is the difference between Multimelodic and Multivoiced music?

  • Multivoiced music only uses multiple voices to create harmony between them (think of chords).
  • In multimelodic music the voices have their own melody.

What is the plainchant melody?

The main melody.

What was revolutionary, from Early Renaissance composer Guillaume Dufay (1400-1474), about his use of plainchant melody in his motets?

Before, in Medieval Music, the plainchant melody was put in the lowest voice, but Dufay puts it in the highest voice, where it can be better heard.
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In his motets, composer Guillaume Dufay (1400-1474), moves toward a four-part texture of music, which would become the norm for later Renaissance vocal music. What are the four parts?

  • Soprano.
  • Alto.
  • Tenor.
  • Bass.

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