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O Mitissima/Virgo/Haec Dies


What does the title indicate?

Since the title contains the first line in all the voices, this is a polytextual motet

O Mitissima/Virgo/Haec Dies


How is the cantus firmus presented?

Presented as a rhythmic ostinato (a pattern that can be rhythmic, melodic or harmonic)


LONG, LONG, SHORT, LONG

O Mitissima/Virgo/Haec Dies


What are the most prominent harmonic intervals?

open fifths and octaves



O Mitissima/Virgo/Haec Dies


What meter is used?

Triple Meter




Why?


Because this represents the perfection of the Holy Trinity