Leonin and Perotin: Musical Contributions, Polyphony & Ars Antiqua


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Which composers contributed to the Magnus Liber Organi?

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1. During which time period was the first complete annual cycle of chants for the mass in two parts written?

2. Which of the following composers represented the Ars Antiqua school of thought?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the music of Leonin and Perotin. Quiz topics include a contributor to the Magnus Liber Organi and the time period during which the chants were written.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Composer of the Ars Antiqua school of thought
  • Where polyphony was first used
  • Multi-part chant in the mid-to-late Medieval period

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding polyphony and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a composer of the Ars Antiqua school of thought
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how these two brought a different kind of music to our ears, review the corresponding lesson titled Leonin and Perotin: Musical Contributions, Polyphony & Ars Antiqua. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand when Notre Dame made significant advancements in music
  • Identify how strict rules led to the creation of new polyphonic music
  • Explain what the organum type of music incorporated
  • Describe the contributions of both Leonin and Perotin during this time
  • Appreciate how their contributions led to the type of music explored during the Renaissance