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TitleMusic of the Medieval Period ( Music 9 Ppt )
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VOCAL MUSIC OF THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD

* Mass – is a form of sacred musical composition that sets
text of the Eucharistic liturgy into music.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MASS

* Polyphonic

* Maybe sung in acapella or with orchestral
accompaniment.

* Text may be syllabic ( one note set to each syllable),
nuematic ( a few notes set to one syllable), or melismatic (
many notes to one syllable)

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