Lenten Music Through the Ages: Renaissance Polyphony


Location: Online - Rome Global Gateway

From One Voice to Many: Renaissance Polyphony

During the early Renaissance, musicians started to experiment with singing different musical lines at the same time. You might even say that boredom was the catalyst for polyphony! The earliest forms of polyphony are the singing of Gregorian melodies homophonically - two lines sung at an interval of perfect 4th or 5th. By the end of the 16th century, what began as basic harmony developed into some of the most lush vocal music ever created.

In preparation for the meeting, some resources are dedicated to introductory material, including ‘instructions for use’ on ThinkND.

Join the live discussion on Wednesday, March 17, at 1 p.m. ET with J.J. Wright and special guests Professor Margot Fassler and Professor Mark DoerriesRegister to participate and submit your questions for the discussion.