Civ Music Terminology

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A secular composition set to a one-stanza poem.As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending
A group of instruments, one that plays chords, another that plays melody.Tornerai from The Coronation of Poppea
A short repeated bass line above which upper instruments or voices play.When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas
When the music does what the words sayEl Gtillo
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 style of playing that demonstrates a performer's skill.Winter
Time between notesEvery Piece ever
Monophonic, Religious, A capella songs named after a pope.In Paradisium
A type of text setting in which one syllable corresponds to one note.Pope Marcellus Mass
A musical TEXTURE where one line starts a bit after another.Marenzio's Zefiro Torna
A theatrical genre where everything is sung.Dido and Aeneas
A style of writing music in which the words were sung in ways that matched the rhythms and melodies of speech.Mille Regrets
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 piece with a descriptive title.Winter
(For Duncan) A boy who, due to a certain surgical operation, can sing soprano or alto parts.N/A
A group of instruments that are usually all the same instrument but of different sizes.N/A
Unaccompanied singing, perhaps in a chapel.Alleluia
A form of music in which homophonic orchestra sections contrast the orchestra and soloist.Winter
Multiple, unsynchronized lines of music at once.Quant en Moi
A type of text setting in which one syllable corresponds to more than one note.Kyrie
Medieval instrumental dance music.Daphne
DefinitionTermExample Pieces
The beginning of homophonic texture being used. Its two pioneers were Dufay and DunstableThe Agincourt Carol
A person whose job it is to 'hold' notes for a long period of time, hence the name.N/A
A new movement in which rhythm could be notated and poetic skill was showcased.N/A
A genre in which a soloist performs virtuostically alongside an orchestra.Winter
A single line of music.Dies Irae
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
Music where each part is played by only one instrument. This was prominent in households.N/A
When two lines of music mutually complete one another.Quant en Moi
Operatic singing that sounds like speech.Thy hand Belinda from Dido and Aeneas
A religious five section composition.Pange Lingua Mass
A genre of music in which two different poems of identical rhythms overlap one another.Quant en Moi
A musical form in which an original phrase of music is subtly changed many times over the course of the pieceThe Simpsons Theme
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
What you tap your foot to.Do i even need to put an example?
A group of instruments that play together that came about in the baroque style periodWinter
An instrumental accompaniment that plays one note throughout the piece.Columba Aspexit
The notes or chords ending a section of music with a feeling of conclusiveness.Pope Marcellus Mass
A form with repeated verses.El Grillo
ABA or ABA' form.N/A

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