Roman de Fauvel
-A narrative poem satirizing corruption.
-Written about a jackass who rises up from a stable to a powerful position (his name an acrostic for the sins he personifies)
Type of motet with equal rhythms, typically sung by tenors.
-tenors are laid out in segments of identical rhythm.
Two voices alternate in rapid succession, one resting while the other sings. (In French, "hiccup")
Messe de Notre Dame
"Mass of Our Lady"
-first polyphonic cycle of Mass Ordinary to be written by a single composer and conceived as a unit.
-in 6 movements
"new art" or "new technique" composers carried their innovations much further. Created complex rhythms in different voices.
in polyphony of the 14th and 15th century, a decorated sixth to octave cadence in which the upper voice moves down a step, then rises a third as the tenor descends a step
"The subtler art" -- in the late 14th century music becoming even more refined.
-heart-shaped scores, etc.
"false music" or "feigned music".
-use of certain chromatic alterations
-lowered/raised notes to avoid tritones
-often accidentals not written into text