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liturgical drama

medieval play in a church

madrigal

a secular polyphonic composition

major

tonality of a complication 7 tone scale

mass

liturgy of the roman catholic church

melodrama

a simplistic sentimental storyline

meter

rhythmic organisation of music

mime

characters or modes by gestures

minaret

prayer tower connected to a moslem mosque

minor

tonality based on a minor scale

modern

recent styles associated with 29th century

modes

tones arranged in a scale that form the basis for a compositon

monophony

a single line of music

mintage

superimposed photographic images

mosaic

images made from stone or glass. fragments pressed into masonry.

mosque

moslem house of prayer

motet

polyphonic sacred vocal composition

musical theatre

american combination of theatre & music

narrative film

film that tells a story

open, free

no external form is applied to the music

opera

music drama/music dominates dialog

oratorio

sacred vocal composation/orchestrated

orchestra

ensemble of winds strings, brass, percussion

ostinato

persistently repeated rhythmic figure

overture

concert piece for orchestra/opening of opera or musical

pagoda

buddhist temple with several levels

piano forte

literally "soft/loud" on modern piano

plot

storyline or plan

polyphony

composition with many equal parts

post modern

eclectic style using older forms in a contemporary context

prelude

composition for keyboard or opening for musical theatre

primitive

artist who are self taught

producer

person responsible for financing productions

protagonist

leading character in a theratrical production

ragtime

jazz style/regular rhythms/syncopation

raked stage

stage floor with back higher than front

recitative & aria

words recited on pitch with melodic extended air

reliquary

receptacle for religious relic

relief

sculpture projecting from backstage beam

renaissance

historical era between 1400 and 1699

retalbo

religious alter panel in a church

rhythm

movement of a uniform or patterned recurrence

ride rhythm

repeated hythm played by a drum or a cymbal to keep time

riff

melodic fragment repeated by a group

rising action

major focus of a plot development

romantic

style emphaizing emotion free imagination

rondo

musical form with three diffrent sections

scale

an arrangement of seven tones systematically from A to G

scene designer

creator of physical enviroment for a play

sfumato

a three dimensioned style used by leoardo

simple meter

meter divisible by 2 (2/4,2/2)

sonata allegro

musical form based on contrasting themes and tonalities

stage manager

monitor of a play/opera/in production

stele

commemorative stone marker

melody

series of 7 tones horizontally

perspective

depicting spatial relationships on a flat surface

polyrhythm

multiple rhythms occurring simultaneous

program music

textual reference to a piece of music

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