Civ Music Terminology

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Operatic singing that sounds like speech.Thy hand Belinda from Dido and Aeneas
A new movement in which rhythm could be notated and poetic skill was showcased.N/A
A genre of music in which two different poems of identical rhythms overlap one another.Quant en Moi
A theatrical genre where everything is sung.Dido and Aeneas
Medieval instrumental dance music.Daphne
A composition or passage in which a melody is imitated by one or more voices at fixed intervals of pitch and time.Row Row Row Your Boat
A group of instruments that play together that came about in the baroque style periodWinter
A person whose job it is to 'hold' notes for a long period of time, hence the name.N/A
A single line of music.Dies Irae
A group of instruments, one that plays chords, another that plays melody.Tornerai from The Coronation of Poppea
A group of instruments that are usually all the same instrument but of different sizes.N/A
An extended piece for a solo singer that has much more musical elaboration and coherence than its speech like counterpart.When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas
A form of music in which homophonic orchestra sections contrast the orchestra and soloist.Winter
A style of writing music in which the words were sung in ways that matched the rhythms and melodies of speech.Mille Regrets
Monophonic, Religious, A capella songs named after a pope.In Paradisium
(For Duncan) A boy who, due to a certain surgical operation, can sing soprano or alto parts.N/A
Strophic, Secular songs that usually talked about courtly love.La Dousa Votz
The language of a particular area, aka not latin.La Dousa Votz
A genre of music in which traditional plainchant melody is stretched out and overlaid with a counterpoint. This is the earliest kind of polyphony.Alleluia Diffusa Est Gratia
An instrumental accompaniment that plays one note throughout the piece.Columba Aspexit
A religious five section composition.Pange Lingua Mass
DefinitionTermExample Pieces
A relatively short composition to Latin words made up of short sections in homophony and imitative polyphony. Sometimes an addition to the massO Magnum Mysterium
A genre in which a soloist performs virtuostically alongside an orchestra.Winter
A type of text setting in which one syllable corresponds to more than one note.Kyrie
A short repeated bass line above which upper instruments or voices play.When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas
A style of playing that demonstrates a performer's skill.Winter
A secular composition set to a one-stanza poem.As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending
A piece with a descriptive title.Winter
Unaccompanied singing, perhaps in a chapel.Alleluia
Time between notesEvery Piece ever
When the music does what the words sayEl Gtillo
Multiple, unsynchronized lines of music at once.Quant en Moi
What you tap your foot to.Do i even need to put an example?
When two lines of music mutually complete one another.Quant en Moi
The beginning of homophonic texture being used. Its two pioneers were Dufay and DunstableThe Agincourt Carol
ABA or ABA' form.N/A
A musical form in which an original phrase of music is subtly changed many times over the course of the pieceThe Simpsons Theme
The notes or chords ending a section of music with a feeling of conclusiveness.Pope Marcellus Mass
A type of text setting in which one syllable corresponds to one note.Pope Marcellus Mass
A form with repeated verses.El Grillo
Music where each part is played by only one instrument. This was prominent in households.N/A
A musical TEXTURE where one line starts a bit after another.Marenzio's Zefiro Torna

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