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music set #3

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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