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Renaissance Period - Music from 1400 to 1600

An explosion of knowledge, wealth, and creativity nearly 600 years ago earned the years between 1400 and 1600 the title of The Renaissance Period. Not only were great works of art created, but also great pieces of music. These resources will help you discover the composers of the Renaissance Period, their works, and the history behind them.

"Alma Redemptoris Mater" Lyrics and Translation
Palestrina's beautiful "Alma Redemptoris Mater" was composed during the Renaissance period. It is now usually performed at Christmas. Learn the lyrics and translation to "Alma Redemptoris Mater."

Renaissance Composers
These top 8 Renaissance composers helped mold and define the Renaissance Period.

Sacred Renaissance Music
This website gives a detailed discription of Renaissance Period sacred music. It offers an .mp3 library, composer links, and turtorials.

The Renaissance Period Composers
This website lists the composers of the Renaissance Period and their biographies.

A Selection of Renaissance Music
Not too pleasing on the eyes, but a significant source renaissance repertoire.

Music in the Renaissance
An analysis of music from the Renaissance Period.

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