Music and Word in the Works of 16th Century Spanish Composers


The article deals with issues related to the impact of rhetoric on the way of thinking of the era and the composer's special attitude to the word. This is confirmed by excerpts from the tractate literature, in which the authors (J. Bermudo, F. de Salinas, G. Stokerus) touch on the problem of the relationship between text and music. In the polyphonic composition, the music and the text demonstrate a new level of relationship, and the example of the motets by C. Morales and R. de Ceballos, one can judge the filigree work of the musicians with the word, which acquires a new degree of expressiveness and communication.


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