nature, and no longer solely by God. During thistime, polyphonic music, which utilized severalindependent voices, had a tremendousdevelopment. The best examples of this arefound in works by Giovanni da Palestrina, Josquindes Prez, Dufay and Orlando di Lassus. Workssuch as "Gaillardes," "Gigues," "Pavanes" or"Saltarellos" were pieces written for dance.
In this period (1750 to 1820), composers tried toearn independence from the court. Music movedthe listener with straight "easy to follow"melodies and clear harmoniesand structures, as opposed to the complexcounterpoint used previously. Some genres assonatas, chamber music (duets, trios, stringquartets, etc.) symphonies and opera wereconsolidated. More people began to play andenjoy music at home. Representative composersof the time were Wolfgang A. Mozart, whosepieces include Symphony No. 40, Eine KleineNachtmusik and the operas "Don Giovanni" and