Renaissance Instrumental Music: Categories


1.  Vocal Music played by instruments

2.  Settings of pre-existent melodies

3.  Variation sets

4.  Ricercar (early)

5.  Preludes, Preambles, Toccatas

6.  dance music:  2-3 movements

7.  Songs for Lute and Solo Voice

Grout/Palisca, others

1.  Instrumental Music derived from vocal models

a.  (motet)-ricercar (fugue)

b.  (chanson)-canzona (sonata)

2.  Variation

3.  Improvisatory idiomatic works

4.  Dance music