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The Renaissance Period – Sheet Music & Scores

The Renaissance saw the musical shackles of the Medieval Period being broken, and both secular and sacred music became livelier and more expressive, and through the developments of printed music, more widely available. Browse our sheet music and scores, and pick up a mass or a madrigal today!

Music of the Renaissance Period

The driving force of the Renaissance was humanism (from the Latin “hummanus” or human), the dogmas of the church were overturned by science, and art was inspired by antiquity and a new, harmonious worldview. Vocal polyphony was very much at the forefront of Renaissance music, and a desire for perfect form, and rational, logical sophistication emerged. In church music, the cyclic form of the Mass, Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei was still widely deployed, and musical settings of Motets, Litanies, Psalms and Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis broadened the congregation’s musical experience. Secular vocal music also developed through the madrigals, and polyphonic and unison songs.

Basic Elements of Polyphonic Vocal Music

In contrast to the Medieval Period, the Renaissance began with a new design principle, imitation. A short, lively theme moves from voice to voice, and the composer creates a counter-melody to compliment it. Elements from the Medieval however were still present, and the “cantus firmus” or fixed chant was often a device of choice in the Renaissance. The cantus firmus takes a theme from Gregorian Chant or Folk Music, but the composer uses augmentation, elongates the note values, and uses the cantus firmus as the harmonic basis for this polyphonic work. From here, the canon soon evolved, which was the clear precursor to the baroque fugue.

Renaissance Instrumental Music

The Renaissance marked a big step in the development of instrumental music, and a significant move towards independence for solo instruments, and chamber groups. Traditionally instruments were used as accompaniment for choir or solo singing or for dance music, but through the Renaissance Period, pure instrumental solo or ensemble music became more and more popular. In particular, Renaissance Organ Music experienced a great boom due to the technical development of the instrument, and it was during the 16th century that more vocal instrumental music started emerging, and the first works featuring basso continuo were written.

Important Renaissance Composers

DL: J. Schop: Lachrimae Pavaen, Sbfl/VlZiBc (Pa+St)
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Johann Schop

Lachrimae Pavaen

for: Descant recorder [violin/cornett], basso continuo

Score, parts (pdf download)

Item no.: 2911

3.00  €incl. VAT
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J. Laukvik: Historical Performance Practice in , Org (BchNb)
Jon Laukvik

Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing 1

for: Organ

Book and music score

Item no.: 237869

85.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
M. Radulescu: Organum Antiquum, Orgm

Organum Antiquum

Earliest Organ Music (ca. 1330 - 1448)
Diletto Musicale - Doblingers Reihe alter Musik

for: Organ (manuals)

Music score (anthology)

Item no.: 282728

32.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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D. Plamenac: Keyboard Music of the Late Middle Ages in, Cemb

Keyboard Music of the Late Middle Ages in Codex Faenza 117

Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae 57

for: Harpsichord

Music score (anthology)

Item no.: 580927

52.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 months
J. Laukvik: Historical Performance Practice in Or, Org (Bch)
Jon Laukvik

Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing 2

for: Organ

Study book

Item no.: 293430

85.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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J. Dowland: Fifty Songs 2 - Low Voice, GesTiKlavOrg
John Dowland

Fifty Songs 2 – Low Voice

for: Voice (low), piano [organ]

Music score

Item no.: 217746

19.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing, Org (Bu)

Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing

Part 3. Modern and Contemporary Music

for: Organ

Music lesson book

Item no.: 1215729

85.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
G.P. Cima: Sonata a Tre (Pa+St)
Giovanni Paolo Cima

Sonata a Tre

für 2 Sopran-Instrumente (Violine, Blockflöte, Zink) und Basso continuo
Chamber Music Of The Seventeenth Century 7

for: 2 melodic instruments (C), basso continuo

Score, Parts

Item no.: 340386

6.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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W. Byrd: Sellenger's Round , 4Blf (Pa+St)
William Byrd

Sellenger's Round

for: 4 recorders (SATB quartet)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 355275

14.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
G. Diruta: Il Transilvano, OrgmCemKlv
Girolamo Diruta

Il Transilvano

for: Organ manuals [harpsichord/piano]

Music score

Item no.: 255852

24.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
DL: J. van Eyck: Doen Daphne d'over schoone maeght, SBlf
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Jacob van Eyck

Doen Daphne d'over schoone maeght

for: Descant recorder

Sheet music

Item no.: 1452

2.50  €incl. VAT
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T. Susato: Renaissance Dances, 5Blech (Pa+St)
Tielman Susato

Renaissance Dances

for: 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba (quintet)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 279948

32.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
DL: L. Allegri: Le Ninfe di Senna, 5BflBc (Pa+St)
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Lorenzo Allegri

Le Ninfe di Senna

for: 5 recorders (SSATB), basso continuo

Score, parts (pdf download)

Item no.: 3118

5.50  €incl. VAT
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DL: L.G. da Viadana: Cantemus Domino, GesBBc
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Lodovico Grossi da Viadana

Cantemus Domino

for: Voice (bass), basso continuo

Sheet music

Item no.: 2785

2.00  €incl. VAT
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F. Rognoni: Selva de varii passaggi, Ges/Mel
Francesco Rognoni

Selva de varii passaggi

for: Voice (melody instrument]

Music score

Item no.: 195190

42.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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The San Lorenzo Palimpsest 1 (Bu)

The San Lorenzo Palimpsest 1

Book

Item no.: 774035

192.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Dowland: Lute Songs - Books 1 & 2, GesGitLt (Part)
John Dowland

Lute Songs – Books 1 & 2

for: Voice, guitar [lute]

Score

Item no.: 228281

30.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
D. Ortiz: Trattado de Glosas, Vdg (Bu)
Diego Ortiz

Trattado de Glosas

for: Viola da gamba

Book

Item no.: 114768

61.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
J. Dowland: Fifty Songs 2, GesHKlav (Part)
John Dowland

Fifty Songs 2

for: Voice (high), piano

Score

Item no.: 137444

18.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
M. Robert: Mittelalterliche, Renaissance- und, Varens (Sppa)

Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music

from the Repertoire of the Mandel Quartet

for: Flexible ensemble

Ensemble score

Item no.: 168026

25.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
An English Medieval and Renaissance Song Book, Gch (Chb)

An English Medieval and Renaissance Song Book

for: Mixed choir a cappella

Choir book

Item no.: 149012

20.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Dowland: 18 Lieder, GesGit (Part)
John Dowland

18 Songs

for Voice and Guitar
ars instrumentalis 080

for: Voice, guitar

Score

Item no.: 109143

14.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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E.H. Tarr: Bläserartikulation in der Alten Musik (Bu)

Bläserartikulation in der Alten Musik

Eine kommentierte Quellensammlung
Pratica Musicale 8

Book (Hardcover)

Item no.: 475526

96.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Dowland: Third Book of Songs, GesGitLt (Part)
John Dowland

Third Book of Songs

for: Voice, guitar [lute]

Score

Item no.: 142179

29.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
Kammermusik für drei Altblockflöten, 3Ablf (Sppa)

Chamber Music for Three Treble Recorders

from the 14th - 18th centuries

for: 3 treble recorders

Ensemble score (anthology)

Item no.: 327477

14.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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G.P. Cima: 3 Early Italian Sonatas, SBlf

T. Cecchino: Sonata prima (demo)

Giovanni Paolo Cima

3 Early Italian Sonatas

for: Descant recorder

Buch + CD

Item no.: 483317

30.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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H. Schütz: The Psalms of David, Gch;Org (Chpa)
Heinrich Schütz

The Psalms of David

for: Mixed choir (SATB); organ ad lib.

Choir score

Item no.: 471534

19.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
H. Schütz: Musikalische Exequien SWV 27, 8GsOrgB;GchM (Part)
Heinrich Schütz

Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281

for: 8 voices (SSAATTBB), organ, bass; mixed choir (SSATTB), 6 melody instruments colla parte ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 423286

26.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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Medieval and Renaissance Music for Flute, Fl (+onl)

Corne Yards

Medieval and Renaissance Music for Flute

for: Flute

Music score (spiral binding), online playback

Item no.: 642614

30.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
Old italian organ music, Orgel

Old Italian Organ Music

Gabrieli, Frescobaldi and others

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 635421

11.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 1–2 months
M. Rodrigues Coelho: Flores de Musica, Org
Manuel Rodrigues Coelho

Flores de Musica

(1620)
Vol. II: Tentos (5°-8° tono), Susanas

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 1025254

77.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
P. Schubert: Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style
Peter Schubert

Modal Counterpoint Renaissance Style

Music lesson book

Item no.: 885980

69.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
G. Frescobaldi: Fiori Musicali, Org
Girolamo Frescobaldi

Fiori Musicali

Partitura urtext senza voltate

for: Organ

Music score

Item no.: 1207800

24.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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D. Shrock: Peforming Renaissance Music (BuHc)
Dennis Shrock

Peforming Renaissance Music

Book (Hardcover)

Item no.: 680929

48.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Dowland: First Book of Ayres, GesGitLt
John Dowland

First Book of Ayres

for: Voice, guitar [lute]

Music score

Item no.: 142177

29.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Dowland: Fifty Songs 1 - High Voice, GesHKlav
John Dowland

Fifty Songs 1 – High Voice

for: Voice (high), piano

Music score

Item no.: 182729

18.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
J.H. Schein: Israelsbrünnlein (Fontana d'Israe, GchBc (Part)
Johann Hermann Schein

Israelsbrünnlein (Fontana d'Israel)

for: Mixed choir (SSATB), basso continuo

Score

Item no.: 655070

64.95  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
DL: O. Gibbons: The Silver Swan, Gch5;Bc (Pa+St)
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Orlando Gibbons

The Silver Swan

for: Mixed choir (SATTB); basso continuo ad lib.

Score, part (pdf download)

Item no.: 3141

3.50  €incl. VAT
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T. Morley: Fire, fire, Gch;Klav (Chpa)
Thomas Morley

Fire, fire

Harmonia-Mixed Choir

for: Mixed choir (SATB); piano ad lib.

Choir score

Item no.: 915805

3.25  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
J. Dowland: Ayres for Four Voices, Gch;Lt (PartHC)
John Dowland

Ayres for 4 voices

for: Mixed choir (SATB); lute ad lib.

Score (Hardcover)

Item no.: 376330

160.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
Französische Tänze aus der Renaissance fü, 4Str/Stro (Pa+St)

French Renaissance Dances for four stringed instruments

With ornamentation instructions and choreographies

for: 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet) [string orchestra]

Score, Parts

Item no.: 487623

23.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
R. Erig: Italienische Diminutionen (Hc)

Italienische Diminutionen

Die zwischen 1553 und 1638 mehrmals bearbeiteten Sätze
Practica Musicale 1

Music score (hardcover)

Item no.: 200329

267.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
H. Schütz: Lobe den Herren, meine Seele, GchBc;2GchMe (Part)
Heinrich Schütz

Lobe den Herren, meine Seele SWV 39 (op. 2, 18)

for: Mixed choir (favourite choir SATB), basso continuo; 2 mixed choirs (chapel choirs SATB, SATB), 8 melodic instruments ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 231744

8.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
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J. Dowland: Fifty Songs 1 - Low Voice, GesTiKlavOrg
John Dowland

Fifty Songs 1 – Low Voice

for: Voice (low), piano [organ]

Music score

Item no.: 144145

19.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
H. Schuetz: Ich bin die Auferstehung und d, Gch/MchBc (Part.
Heinrich Schütz

Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben op. 9/19 SWV 324

for: Mixed choir (SSB) [male chorus (TTB)], basso continuo

Score

Item no.: 423224

4.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de)
Renaissancemusik für zwei Gitarren, 2Git (Sppa)

Renaissance Music for two Guitars

for: 2 guitars

Ensemble score (anthology)

Item no.: 478430

10.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de)
The Triumphs of Oriana, Gch5 (Spiral)
Thomas Morley

The Triumphs of Oriana

for: Mixed choir (5 parts) a cappella

Choir book (anthology)

Item no.: 769237

97.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
W. Byrd: Hear My Prayer, O Lord, GesSGchOrgKl (Chpa)
William Byrd

Hear My Prayer, O Lord

for: Soloist (soprano), mixed choir (SSATB), organ [piano]

Choir score

Item no.: 840961

4.99  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks.
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