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Josquin’s Ave Maria and the “Kyrie” of Palestrina’s Pope Marcellus Mass.
“Kyrie” of Palestrina’s Pope Marcellus Mass was composed by Giovani Pierluigi da Palestrina and is one of the famous masses. The mass is freely composed and is composed of a six-voice as the medium. The mass was composed during the Renaissance era of genre Kyrie. The form of the music is that it is through-composed with no major sections of the music repeated. The texture is monophonic in the beginning, advancing to homo-rhythm and polyphony. The rhythm of the mass is slow duple.
Josquin’s Ave Maria was composed by Josquin des Prez who lived between c.1450-1521. The music is polyphonic and was composed during the Renaissance period. It is composed of four primary voices. The music is through-composed and no repetition of large musical sections, new materials follow one after the other. The harmony of the music is consonance avoiding dissonance to achieve serenity and devotion. The rhythm of the music is regular pulse throughout, and a smoother motion is favored. The tempo is medium. The texture of the music is polyphonic and chordal harmony.
The two kinds of music are similar in a variety of ways; they have a common form that is through-composed, they were composed at the same period- the renaissance era and as well the texture is polyphonic. Both types of music are sacred, and both have no repeated major sections. Besides, the two music was composed in the same Language-Latin. However, the two music differ in that the medium of Ave Marie is composed of four entries while that of “Kyrie” of Palestrina’s Pope Marcellus Mass is composed of six primary entries.
“Kyrie” of Palestrina’s Pope Marcellus Mass. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/3n8XdKkrqgo?t=3Josquin’s Ave Maria. Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/FNbIyFlvxlk?t=3
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