Guillaume de Machaut
(c1300-1377) most renowned poet and musician of the French Ars Nova period; studied in cathedral an schools of reims; secretary of John, Duke of Luxembourg and king of bohemia; 1st composer in music history for whom we have a "complete works"
English song, usually on a religious subject, with several stanzas and a BURDEN, or REFRAIN.
A city on the Rhone River in southeastern France. From 1309-1377 it was the residence of the popes during their exile from Rome and was papal property until the French Revolution
period from 587 to 539 b.c. when the jewish nation did not exist and jewish leaders were exiled to babylon
(French, "English guise") Characteristic quality of early-fifteenth-century English music, marked by pervasive CONSONANCE with frequent use of HARMONIC thirds and sixths, often in parallel motion.
Polyphonic mass in which the movements are linked primarily by sharing the same opening motive or phrase.
Polyphonic mass in which each movement is based on the same polyphonic model, normally a chanson or motet, and all voices of the model are used in the mass, but none is used as a cantus firmus.
Series of campaigns over control of the throne of France, involving English and French royal families and French noble families.
Cantus Firmus Mass
POLYPHONIC MASS in which the same CANTUS FIRMUS is used in each MOVEMENT, normally in the TENOR.
very popular French song, literally means "The armed man." Used as a cantus firmus for several masses, including Busnois, Ockeghem, Tinctoris, Obrecht, and Josquin.