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Gregorian Chant
Melodies set to sacred Latin texts, sung without accompaniment; Gregorian chant was the official music of the Roman Catholic church
Estampie
a medieval dance, is one of the earliest surviving forms of instrumental music
Organum
Medieval polyphony that consists of Gregorian chant and one or more additional melodic lines
Leonin & Perotin
two successive choirmasters of Notre Dame, among the first notable composers known by name.
Ars Nova
means “New Art” in Latin
Troubadour
French noble composers in the 12th and 13th century
Mass Ordinary
Roman Catholic church texts that remain the same from day to day though out most of the year; Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
Drone
Long, sustained tone of tones accompanying a melody
Word Painting
Musical representation of specific poetic images
Motet
Polyphonic choral work set to a sacred Latin text other than that of the mass; one of the two main forms of sacred Renaissance music
Madrigal
piece for several solo voices set to a short poem usually about love
A capella
Choral music without instrumental accompaniment