Listen to Josquin’s Ave Maria, virgo…serena and the madrigal Fair Phyllis by John Farmer, which are examples of music from the sacred and secular worlds of the Renaissance.*
The listening guides are on pp. 80 and 75 in the textbook, respectively.
- In which piece is the melody more important, and in which is the rhythm more important?
- Of course both pieces use melody and rhythm. How would you describe the differences in the rhythm and melody of both this pieces?
- What sort of meaning or impression is conveyed to you by the melody and rhythm in these examples?