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Flashcards - Medieval Music

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organum
Organum is, in general, a plainchant melody with at least one added voice to enhance the harmony, developed in the Middle Ages
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motets
In classical music, a motet is a highly varied choral musical composition
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medieval period
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century
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troubadours
A troubadour was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages
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monophonic
In music, monophony is the simplest of musical textures, consisting of a melody , typically sung by a single singer or played by a single instrument player without accompanying harmony or chords
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monophonic
In music, monophony is the simplest of musical textures, consisting of a melody , typically sung by a single singer or played by a single instrument player without accompanying harmony or chords
troubadours
A troubadour was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages
medieval period
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century
motets
In classical music, a motet is a highly varied choral musical composition
organum
Organum is, in general, a plainchant melody with at least one added voice to enhance the harmony, developed in the Middle Ages
Guillaume de Machaut
Guillaume de Machaut was a medieval French poet and composer
octave
In music, an octave or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency
Perotin
Pérotin , also called Perotin the Great, was a European composer, believed to be French, who lived around the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th century
strophic
Strophic form is the term applied to songs in which all verses or stanzas of the text are sung to the same music
melismas
Melisma , in music, is the singing of a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession

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