Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in String Quartet |

The Renaissance period marked an age where music was intended for religious purposes. The governing churches were in the midst of transitioning to sole Christianity. They collaborated with rulers and held a persuasive notion across political matters, figures and the people of the land. Music was not to be enjoyed or associated with emotional connections unless it was to pay tribute to the Christian god. Much like pagan traditions that predated Christianity, music was included in ceremonies and rituals. During the Renaissance which lasted approximately two full centuries, the churches sovereignty began to decline in the matters of rulership. Composers found a new sense of freedom that allowed their talents to excel into the twenty first century.

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