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

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