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church music

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jubilus
(Latin) In CHANT, an effusive MELISMA, particularly the melisma on "-ia" in an ALLELUIA.
trope
artful diction; the use of language in a nonliteral way; also called a figure of speech
dies irae
the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally 'day of wrath')
requiem mass
A Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead
vespers
evening prayers