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ars antiqua

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

(Lat.).

Old art. The medieval W. European mus. style, based on plainsong and organum, employed by composers (notably Leonin and Pérotin) of the Notre Dame or Parisian sch. in the...

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ars subtilior

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

(Lat., ‘the more subtle art’).

A term used to describe French vocal music of the late 14th century. Composers after Machaut developed a sophisticated and complex musical style...

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cantus coronatus

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

(Lat., ‘crowned song’).

A medieval term for a type of embellished trouvère song, perhaps so called because it or its composer had won a prize.

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chant

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Indian Music.

To chant is to utter words musically in a prescribed ritualistic manner, particularly in sacred music, for example, to chant

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Credo

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

Section of the Proper of the Mass frequently set by composers. Operatically speaking, the ‘Credo’ refers to Iago's aria in Act II of Verdi's Otello in which he states his belief in a cruel...

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dismissal

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

A formula, generally including a response, sung or spoken to dismiss the congregation at the end of a service (e.g. Ite missa est, Deo gratias).

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Gregorian Chant

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

A pure melody for reciting psalms and prayers in the Roman Catholic Church. It is called Gregorian after Pope Gregory

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Hucbald of Saint-Amand

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(b nr. Tournai, c.840; d Saint‐Amand, Tournai, 930).

Fr. monk, remembered for his treatise De harmonica institutione (? c.880) which describes the gamut and the modes.

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Improperia

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Lat., ‘reproaches’).

A series of chants sung in the Roman rite during the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday. In modern books there are three greater Reproaches based on ...

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jubilus

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The name given in Latin antiquity to a joyful work sung without text. First applied to melismatic Christian chant by Amalarius of Metz (9th century), it has customarily been defined ...

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