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The Story of Music: Renaissance


The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus:
Let no such man be trusted - Mark the music.
- William Shakespeare, 'The Merchant of Venice'


Part 3 of an ongoing collection:


Cover: Concert, attributed to Ambrosius Benson, 1495-1550

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5 comments on The Story of Music: Renaissance

Learning about the Renaissance in my senior history class, and this was a perfect playlist to listen to while studying for the test! Brilliant as usual :)

@CrestsOfWaves That's great! Have fun learning about the Renaissance; it really is one of the most exciting and fascinating times of history.

Learning history of music while at work ! Your project is wonderful, thank you so much ! I knew the Schiarazula Marazula from a french-italian folk singer-songwriter from the 70s, Angelo Branduardi. He made a song out of it (Bal en fa dièse mineur). I didn't know it was inspired by real Renaissance music !

@juliette-sila Thank you, I'm really happy you're enjoying it! And I didn't know Angelo Branduardi made a recording of that work. I love him though - I believe I discovered him here on 8tracks through user ladylindy! He uses lots of real Renaissance melodies and reinvents them, which I admire!

@kmysko I know, I couldn't believe when I saw this painting! I could stare at it for hours. And yes, I shall be covering everything up to the present day (another contemporary classical mix), so stay tuned! I know your special love is 20th century :)

Love it! You must be a student of musical history. Thank you for putting these amazing collections together and for your insightful intelligent annotations.