The relationship between text and music

Compare the relationship between text and music in THREE of the following works: 1) Hildegard of Bingen’s “In Principio Omnes” from Ordo Virtutum, 2) Il bianco e dolce cigno by Arcadelt 3) Cruda Amarilli by Monteverdi and 4) Strozzi’s Lagrime mie What is the nature of each composer’s approach to text-setting? What is the overall musical texture? Does the composer of each work employ any techniques for text-depiction or text-expression? (Check the class glossary on Canvas for a specific definition of the highlighted terms. Translations of the text for each are available under the “files” tab on our Canvas site.)

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