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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.