Eras of Time

1339 Words Jul 9th, 2018 6 Pages
There have existed several eras of music throughout time, some have lasted more than others, but only a few are most remembered. Whether you’re sitting through an elementary or high school lecture about the past you are mostly likely to encounter the Medieval and Renaissance Era periods. Both of these Eras have become the standards of the past. Although, the Medieval and Renaissance Era represent two distinct cultures and worldviews of life, neither period lacks significant features or events that make one more great then the other. In the Medieval Era, for example, daily life revolved around the church and its sayings. In contrast, during the Renaissance Era most “scientists desired to learn about the earth apart from the idea of a Divine …show more content…
He was born in Venice and lived from 1554 to August 12, 1612. Gabrieli was an Italian composer which works are mostly sacred. Although mass composition was a secondary importance to Giovanni, he was required to compose religious works by the church during the beginning of the era. Of his many works is the sonatas style which is of the most important contributions he made. “The majority of these are for multiple "choirs," with some florid voices for particular instruments, especially violins and cornets.” Gabrieli styles represented a reconnection of the West with classical antiquity, and the absorption of knowledge. Although a great contributor to the era of rebirth, the period as whole is much more important. Radical views of the world began to take place and a search for truth was underway. The Renaissance period began with the end of the Hundred Years' War and the fall of the Byzantine Empire. Fueled by new works of music that exemplified national glory, individuals carved the way for exploration of the world, that at the time it was believed to be flat. People during this era were tired of being treated horribly because of religion. Most who did leave sought religious freedom, wealth, or even adventure. Also new denominations began to take root as churches broke up because of feuds. “Perhaps, the most prominent religious moment in Renaissance history was the
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