A Brief History of Western Music – Unit 4, Lesson 1

Gregorian Chant

The motet “Pucelete – Je languis – Domino” is an example of basic polyphony.

Complex polyphony was a trademark of the Renaissance composer Josquin de Prez.  This is his “Kyrie” from the Missa Pange Lingua.

French chanson

John Wilbye was a prolific composer of English madrigals such as “Draw on Sweet Night.”