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Wilfrid Laurier University
Amanda Lalonde

MU 270 Midterm definitions Harmonia: Ancient Greek Term 1. Union parts in orderly whole 2. Interval 3. Scale type 4. Style of melody Ethos: Greek word meaning custom 1. Moral and ethical way of behaving 2. Character, mood or emotion effect of certain tones, modes, meter or melody Liturgy: prescribed body of texts to be spoken or sung and ritual actions to be performed in a religious service (Plain) chant: unison unaccompanied song, usually liturgical Heighted neumes: an early form of notation, neumes is notated with relative height to their pitch, also known as diastematic Neume: sign used as notation in chant to demonstrate pitch, in early notation melodic direction and later notation particular pitches Church modes: Final: main note in a mode, normal closing note of a chant in that mode Range: span of notes as in the range of a mode Reciting Tone: second most important note of a mode, emphasized often in chant, used for reciting text in a psalm tone Authentic mode: the range usually extends from a step below the final to one octave above it Plagal Mode: the range usually extends from a 4 or 5 below the final to a 5 or 6th th above it Mass: most important service in the roman church Mass Ordinary: (derived from Latin “ordinarium” meaning usual) texts of the mass that must remain the same on most or all days of the church calendar, the tunes may change Mass Proper: (Latin, “propium” meaning particular) Texts of the mass are assigned to a particular day on the church calendar, such as Christmas and Easter Antiphonal: adjective describing the manner of performance in which 2 or more groups alternate Responsorial: a manner of performing chant in which a soloist alternates playing with a group Direct: manner of performing chant that doesn’t alternate between groups or soloists Syllabic: tendency to have on note sung per syllable of text Neumatic: having 1-7 notes sung to each syllable of text Melismatic: melody having many melismas; many notes sung to one syllable Strophic: describing a poem which has 2 or more stanzas that are equal in form and can be sung to the same melody Gradual: (Latin “graduis” to sidestep) item in mass proper, sung after Epistle reading, comprising at a respond and verse usually Melismatic and sung in responsial style with one or more soloists alternating with the choir Alleluia – jubilus: item from mass proper sung before gospel reading comprising a respond to the text “Alleluia” a verse and a repetition of the respond, usually Melismatic and sung in responsial manner Trope: addition to an existing chant, consisting of 1. Words and melody, 2. Melisma, 3. Words only Sequence: chant that follows the Alleluia in some masses in Latin Vernacular Music: popular music outside of classical music Cantiga: medieval monophonic song in Spanish or Portuguese Troubadours: (Occitan “trobar” meaning to compose a song) poet-composer of South France who wrote songs in Occitan in the 12 or 13 centuryh Trouviere: (Old French “trovar” to compose a song) poet-composer who wrote monophonic songs in Old French in the 12 and 13 centuries Troubairitz: a female troubadour Parallel Organum: type of polyphony, which an added voice moves in exact parallel to a chant, usually a perfect 5 below it, may be doubled at octave Principal voice: original chant melody in an organum Organal voice: voice added above or below original chant melod
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