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The first description of polyphonic music was contained in

Musica enchiriadis

Which composer composed quadruplum, or organ for four voices?


The medieval motet began as an elaboration of or groping of which genre?

substitue clausulae

A new system of rhythmic notation based on relationships among the shapes of individual notes and their duration was described in the thirteenth century by

Franco of Cologne

The voice that holds the chant melody in called the


Discant is the style of composition used to set the

melismatic sections of solo portions of chant

Four characteristics of polyphonic conductus; one not

-The text was rhymed metrical poetry

-A melisma called a caudal sometimes preceded or followed phrases

-The tenor voice had the same rhythm and speed as the upper voices

-It died out ca. 1250

;The tenor voice did NOT come from Gregorian chant

The six rhythmic modes were indicated by

patterns of ligatures

Ina thirteenth-centry motet, the second voice from the bottom is called

the duplum

Organum in which all the voices sing in measured rhythm is called


The center of polyphonic composition in the thirteenth century was


The most outstanding feature of the Petrofina motet is

a faster-moving triple voice than in previous motet styles

The writer who named two composers of the Notre Dame school was

Anonymous IV

The Magnus Liber Organi was

a book of organum begun by Leonin and updated by Perotin

List three sources of organum in chronological order

Musica enchiriadis; Ad organum faciendum; Magnus Liber Organi

By the twelfth century, cadences on an octave were typically preceded by

Contrary motion from a sixth

What genre could have words in both French and Latin?


The Worcester fragments are

sources of Latin-texted polyphony from the thirteenth century

two characteristics of thirteenth-centruy English music

Preference for voice-exchange

Preference for imperfect consonances