Renaissance Listening Activities
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This Smartsbox took you to the Renaissance: the world of artists like Da Vinci, Fede Galizia, Michelangelo, and more. This time period also saw new innovations in music!
To hear music from the Renaissance era (including works and instruments referenced in the magazine), follow our Spotify playlist. We recommend listening to this music while you complete your art projects!
Focus and Listen Time
You have two listening activities in this magazine. Use the videos and playlists below to listen along while you read!
Activity 1: Du Fay and Des Prez
Here are recordings of the Renaissance songs Ave Maria...virgo serena and Nuper Rosarum Flores. Listen closely and write down how these songs make you feel in your magazine!
Activity 2: As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending
Listen along to this famous madrigal while you complete the scavenger hunt in your magazine. Optional: Continue listening to this video to hear a piece of music by another famous Renaissance composer, Orlande di Lassus.
Additional Listening Suggestions
- Learn all about the Renaissance lute in this video and watch a performance of a Renaissance lute composition here.
- Try out your Renaissance dance steps while listening to this performance.
- After listening to Nuper rosarum flores, take a tour of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Florence Duomo) here.