Week #4

Renaissance Era

Music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 - 1594)

Art: Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445 – 1510)

Poetry: William Shakespeare (1564 -1616)

(Find all notebooking pages for these lessons under "Everything.")



For our final week, listen to another of Palestrina's masses:

Fill out Music Appreciation Listening Sheet(s)




Study again: "Madonna and Child with Angels" 1465/1470 Painting

Fill out Art Appreciation Sheet answering some of the questions about the painting, things that you notice today that you didn't the first time.

Listen to some of yesterday's music again to fill the rest of your time.




Palestrina's mass:

Write about which of Palestrina's music you liked the best and why?




Study again: "Madonna and Child" c. 1470 Painting

Compare and contrast today's painting with Tuesday's.

Listen to some of yesterday's music again to fill the rest of your time.



Read and Study

Sonnet 116:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.


Read and Study

Sonnet 129:

The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action: and till action, lust
Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight;
Past reason hunted; and no sooner had,
Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait,
On purpose laid to make the taker mad.
Mad in pursuit and in possession so;
Had, having, and in quest to have extreme;
A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind a dream.
All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.


If you'd like to read all Shakespeare's sonnets or see them in modern-day language, see them here.

Copy the poems on the Poetry Appreciation Sheet and answer questions about the poems. Which of Shakespeare's sonnets that you studied this month did you like the best and why?

Listen to this month's music again to fill the rest of your time.

Complete and Continue