For our Unit 4 Activity you will be listening to music from the famous Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez. Many of you who home from Christian traditions, might recognize the song Ava Maria – one of dePrez most timeless pieces. Much of his music is still used in Christian settings. Music is a powerful way to learn about a culture / society / time period. Listening to music is so personal and can evoke emotions is ways that other forms of art my not be able to.
Listen to the following (traditional) performance of
Please watch those videos above
first video is Ava Maria (6 min)
second video is O Virgo Prudentissima (4 min)
last video is Kyrie (5 min)
Write a page reflection on the music. You can take your reflection in whatever direction you want. Consider things like:
How did the music make you feel?
What were you thinking about when listening, in thinking about the tone / sound / style?
What can you imagine about life during the Renaissance (keeping in mind that de Prez was a very famous composer whose music has stood the test of time?
What is the value of immersing yourself in a new style of music that you don’t normally listen to?
Format: 12 point Times New Roman Font, 1 inch margins, double-spaced