Composing in a Renaissance Style 20:25 on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
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Does anyone have any advice for composing music in a Renaissance style? We're putting on a performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, and we need to compose a few pieces for it. I think using the circle of fifths may make it sound "Renaissance-like"?
Rely on early instruments you know of, such as the viol family, maybe some guitar and the recorder. I know from my readings that the recorder was very much a soloist instrument during that time, only now has it be relegated to being a "starter" instrument to teach children the basics of music and pitch. Hope this helps