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choral music for voice alone, without instruments
acapella
french for song; a genre of french secular music
chanson
the way words are set to music, in terms of rhythm, accent, etc.
declamation
a single two note chord running continuosly
drone
a renaissance court dance in triple meter
galliard
a simple religious song in several stanzas, for congregational singin in church
hymn
any of various lively dances in triple time
jig
a medieval secular musician
Jongleurs(France) or Minstrels(England)
the main secular vocal genre of the Renaissance
Madrigal
the main Roman Catholic service; or the music written for it. The musical mass consists of five main sections: Kyrie,Gloria,Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei
mass
any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600
Medieval Modes
post composers of the Middle Ages in Germany
minnesingers
a sacred vocal composition. Early motets were based on fragments of Gregorian chant.
motet
a sign used in the notation of plainsong during the Middle Ages, surviving today in transcriptions of Gregorian chant
neume
the earliest genre of medieval polyphonic music
organum
the modification and decoration of plainchant melodies in early Renaissance music
paraphrase
a slow, 16th century court dance in duple meter
pavane
unaccompanied, monophonic music, without fixed rhythm or meter
plainchant or Gregorian chant
"rebirth" -is the name given to a complex current of thought that worked deep changes in Europe from the 14th - 16th century
Renaissance
a song in several stanzas, with the same music sung for each stanzas opposed to through-composed song
strophic form
aristocratic poet-musicians of the Middle Ages
Troubadours(S France) or Trouveres (N France)
musical illustration of the meaning of a word or a short verbal phrase
word painting
Anonymous - "In paradisum"
Gregorian Antiphon
Hidegard Of Bingen - "Columba Aspexit"
Plainchant sequence
Bernart de Ventadorn - "La dousa votz"
Troubadour song
Guillame Dufay - "Ave Maris stella"
Harmonized hymn