Style of mass which featured usage of many techniques: notated in two voices but sung in four; uses all four prolation signs, a different one in each voice; superius and alto sing the same music but different meters; tenor and bass sing another melody in different meters.
Composition in which the voices enter successively all performing the same melody.
Used in Missa prolationum, in which voices move at different rates of speed by using different mensuration signs.
A movement of a mensuration canon, has two canons sung or played simultaneously.
Point of Imitation
Passage in a polyphonic work in which two or more parts enter in imitation.
Song with German words, used for polyphonic songs in the Renaissance.
Using musical gestures to reinforce or suggest images in a text, such as moving the voices upward on the word "ascend."
Conveying through musical means the emotions expressed in a text.
Polyphonic mass in which each movement is based on the same polyphonic model, normally a chanson or motet.
Polyphonic mass in which each movement is based on the same monophonic melody, which is paraphrased in most voices.