chapter 8

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medieval period

the period from 500 to 1450 CE

liturgy

the text and formal arrangement of a religious service

linear polyphony

polyphonic music conceived without an intention that the combined melody lines should form chordal or harmonic combinations

unison

production of music by several voices or instruments at the same pitch, performed at the same octave or at different octaves

a cappella

unaccompanied group singing

plainsong, gregorian chant

music to which portions of the catholic service are sung. the texture is monophonic, the timbre is that of unaccompanied voices

drone

a sustained or repeated tone

age of humanism

a period, characterized by a new optimism, that began in fourteenth-century italy and spread throughout western europe during the renaissance

canon

a polyphonic composition in which all the voices perform the same melody, beginning at different times

ostinato

a persistently (obstinately) repeated melodic or rhythmic pattern

mass

roman catholic worship service

simone martini

artist. painting of the Annunciation

hildegard

female composer

machaut

messe de notre dame. gloria.

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