[Pt. I Proj.2]- Exercise 1.1 ANNOTATE SCORE OF PALESTRINA’S Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s – ‘Missa Brevis’- Kyrie- In ‘Third Book of Masses’(from 1570)
ANNOTATE SCORE OF PALESTRINA’S Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s – ‘Missa Brevis’- Kyrie- In ‘Third Book of Masses’(from 1570)
* Listen to a recording of the Kyrie from Palestrina’s ‘Missa Brevis‘ and follow with a score.
*Read the following comments about features of the music, and note an instance where each occurs in the score. You may find it to be most effective if you mark each occurrence onto a print out of the score or annotate a pdf of it electronically. Keep your annotations for reference later.
*The entry of each vocal part is in imitation.
*The texture is polyphonic – consisting of several independently moving, though coordinated, vocal parts.
*The melody lines themselves move smoothly – mainly flowing by step with occasional leaps but then often turning back and returning to where they came from, or nearby.
*Each part rises and falls, helping to create a sense of direction but with no single part assuming dominance over the others.
*The ranges of the individual voice parts lie mainly within an octave and there is a general sense of balance to the individual melodic lines. They rise and fall in about equal measure, exploring the full range of the voice evenly.
*The words are repeated and are clearly audible. The words overlap, each part at times following, at times leading, to create the musical texture.
Exercise 1.1 Answer;