5: The Renaissance, part 2 (Byrd and Tallis, 1500-1600)

*** If you would prefer a brief overview of the renaissance it can be found here. *** Last post I introduced a new era, the renaissance, by outlining the humble origin of triadic harmony in the 15th-century by Englishman John Dunstable. Through the triad, all subsequent music can be traced: it would spread from Dunstable […]