The educational path is dedicated to the polyphonic music of the early sixteenth century and focuses, in particular, on the relationship between composer and patron in the Renaissance courts. It is divided into two parts: a first of listening and comprehension, a second of production. The first part deals with an emblematic case, the Missa Hercules dux Ferrarie by Josquin Des Prez. Through an experience of ear training, students learn to recognise the particular structure of this composition, whose cantus firmus is derived from the patron name according to a procedure called "subject cavato". The second part consists of a production experience through a music notation software. Students are asked to come up with a short two-part piece based on the model of Josquin's composition. Through the technique of the “soggetto cavato”, every song so composed conceals an encrypted message and can involve the class in a game of musical enigmistry. At the end of the work, the compositions are listened to through the digital reproduction of the software or performed by the students with instruments.
The listening activity was conducted in the classroom with desks positioned in front of the IWB.
The production part took place in a computer lab equipped with one computer every two students. The students worked in pairs sharing the audio output from the PC through their earphones.
The use of a web-based music notation software facilitates the sharing of the documents and the cooperation between the students (Noteflight).
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