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Information about Medieval Plainchant, Renaissance Polyphony and Instrumental music from the sixteenth century, together with activity ideas for Secondary School music lessons

This section contains the following information sheets.

handout-j2a.pdf
Western music that may have been brought to Goa: A brief introduction both to Catholic ecclesiastical music of the 16th century, (exploring both plainchant and polyphony) together with an introduction to the kind of secular music Portuguese settlers may have brought to Goa.

sheet-j2.pdf
Activity ideas for Key Stage 3 music lessons based on plainchant.

sheet-j3.pdf
Activity ideas for Key Stage 3 music lessons based on medieval and Renaissance polyphony.

sheet-j4.pdf
Activity ideas for Key Stage 3 music lessons based on the Renaissance practice of improvising instrumental melodies over a ground bass.

You can also download relevant handouts referred to in the information sheets by clicking on the links below.

handout-j2a.pdf
handout-j2b.pdf
handout-j2c.pdf
handout-j4a.pdf
handout-j4b.pdf