Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Motet


Related Topics

In the News (Mon 15 Jul 19)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Motet
motet as an art-form progressed, favoured by the nascent devices of the modern school, with Josquin Després as leader.
motets of this period is the extraordinary skill displayed in weaving melodious counterpoint around a short phrase of plainchant or secular melody.
motet, with instrumental accompaniment, came into vogue, and the ancient ecclesiastical "modal" treatment was superseded by the prevalent scale-tonality.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10600c.htm   (1085 words)

  
  Motet - LoveToKnow 1911
The title of motet is also occasionally loosely used for non-ecclesiastical works, such as many of the numbers in the Magnum opus musicum of Orlando di Lasso and the dedicatory motet at the beginning of Palestrina's fifth book.
When a motet was not founded on Gregorian tones it was still possible for the composer to design a mass on the same themes, and most of the titles of 16th-century masses, when they do not indicate a secular origin, indicate either the motet or the Gregorian tones on which they are founded.
Bach's motets are great German choral works in several movements, with no written accompaniment, though there is internal and external evidence that they were accompanied from score by the organ.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Motet   (681 words)

  
  Motet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guillaume Dufay was a transitional figure; he wrote one of the last motets in the medieval, isorhythmic style, the Nuper rosarum flores which premiered in 1436 and was written to commemorate the completion of Filippo Brunelleschi's dome in the Cathedral of Florence.
Instead, the Renaissance motet is a short polyphonic musical setting in imitative counterpoint, for chorus, of a religious text not specifically connected to the liturgy of a given day, and therefore suitable for use in any service.
Secular motets continued to be written; these motets typically set a Latin text in praise of a monarch or commemorating some public triumph; the themes of courtly love often found in the medieval secular motet were banished from the Renaissance motet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Motet   (1238 words)

  
 Dufay's Nuper Rosarum flores is an isorythmic motet, the two tenors of which are constructed from the plainchant ...
Dufay's Nuper Rosarum flores is an isorythmic motet, the two tenors of which are constructed from the plainchant Terribilis est locus iste.
This odd division of the text is due to the motet's structure as a mensuration canon.
Dufay's motet Nuper rosarum flores is thus situated at a historical crossroads.
www.haverford.edu /musc/multimedia/music230/voellmy/dufay2.html   (1627 words)

  
 motet - Encyclopedia.com
The 13th-century motet, a creation (c.1200) of the school of Notre-Dame de Paris, was a polyphonic composition based on a tenor that was a fragment of plainsong (or, later, of any type of melody, sacred or secular) arranged in a brief, reiterated rhythmic pattern called an ordo.
The outgrowth of this early motet was the isorhythmic motet of the late 13th and the 14th cent.
Of the 23 extant motets of Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300-c.1377), an outstanding 14th-century composer, 20 are isorhythmic.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-motet.html   (815 words)

  
 Musical Forms - Motet
Machaut's motets show a preference for French texts and use Isorhythm in the tenor and occasionally the upper parts as well; this became increasingly common in the late 14th century, as did rhythmic refinements.
Many large-scale and complex 'mensuration motets' are found in English and French sources of the late 14th century and early 15th; Dufay, in his 14 isorhythmic and mensuration motets, achieved a magnificent synthesis of numerically constructed cantus firmus polyphony with the new techniques that hastened its decline.
The motets of G. Gabrieli and Viadana served as starting-points for German composers such as Praetorius, Schütz and Scheidt.
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/g_motet.html   (768 words)

  
 Allegorical Play in the Old French Motet: The Sacred and the Profane in Thirteenth-Century Polyphony - Sylvia Huot
The motet began as a form of sacred vocal music in several parts; a cantus firmus or tenor, drawn from sacred Latin chant, served as a foundation for one or more upper voices.
The French motet was a well-established form by the middle of the thirteenth century, as were bilingual motets that combined at least one French and one Latin text among the upper voices.
This presence of sacred and profane elements within a single motet presents an interpretive dilemma that the author suggests can be resolved through an allegorical or parodic reading; indeed, she argues that the tension between allegory and parody is an essential feature of the French motet.
www.sup.org /book.cgi?book_id=2717   (386 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: Hearing the Motet: Dolores Pesce
The motet was unquestionably one of the most important vocal genres from its inception in late twelfth-century Paris through the Counter-Reformation and beyond.
Heard in both sacred and secular contexts, the motet of the Middle Ages and Renaissance incorporated a striking wealth of meaning, its verbal textures dense with literary, social, philosophic, and religious reference.
In Hearing the Motet, top scholars in the field provide the fullest picture yet of the motet's "music-poetic" nature, investigating the virtuosic interplay of music and text that distinguished some of the genre's finest work and reading individual motets and motet repertories in ways that illuminate their historical and cultural backgrounds.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/general/subject/Music/MusicHistoryWestern/EarlyMusicMedievalRenaissance/?view=usa&ci=9780195129052   (541 words)

  
 HOASM: The Motet
The final stage in the evolution of the full motet of the 14th century was the addition of a third part, triplum,to the tenorand motetus.
From being religious, the motet became merely edifying and by the end of the 13th century had become an exclusively profane form with only the tenor-- which might well now be wordless, being performed on an instrument -- witnessing to its liturgic origin.
The 13th-century motet, however, was ideally suited to beguile away the leisure hours of a refined society which delighted in musical and literary games, and may well have been performed by amateurs for their own entertainment rather than in a concert.
www.hoasm.org /IIC/Motet.html   (972 words)

  
 motet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 13th-century motet, a creation (c.1200) of the school of Notre-Dame de Paris, was a polyphonic composition based on a tenor that was a fragment of plainsong (or, later, of any type of melody, sacred or secular) arranged in a brief, reiterated rhythmic pattern called an ordo.
The outgrowth of this early motet was the isorhythmic motet of the late 13th and the 14th cent.
Of the 23 extant motets of Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300–c.1377), an outstanding 14th-century composer, 20 are isorhythmic.
www.bartleby.com /65/mo/motet.html   (499 words)

  
 Chorale motet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The chorale motet was a type of musical composition in mostly Protestant parts of Europe, principally Germany, and mainly during the 16th century.
Stylistically chorale motets were similar at first to motets composed in Catholic countries, and made use of the full range of techniques of Franco-Flemish polyphony.
In these motets the voices are equally balanced, as in the style of Palestrina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chorale_motet   (451 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Instead, the Renaissance motet is a short polyphonic musical setting, sometimes in imitative counterpoint, for chorus, of a Latin text, usually sacred, not specifically connected to the liturgy of a given day, and therefore suitable for use in any service.
Secular motets continued to be written; these motets typically set a Latin text in praise of a monarch, commemorating some public triumph, or even praising music itself; the themes of courtly love often found in the medieval secular motet were banished from the Renaissance motet.
Characteristic of ceremonial motets was a clarity of diction, for the audience was not presumed to be familiar already with the text, as would have been true with Latin hymns; and also a clear articulation of formal structure, for example a setting apart of successive portions of text with sharp contrasts of texture or rhythm.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=motet   (1324 words)

  
 Motet - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The earliest motets arose, in the thirteenth century (Bent, 1997), out of the organum tradition exemplified in the Notre Dame school of Leonin and PĂ©rotin.
Religious compositions in vernacular languages were often called madrigali spirituali, "spiritual madrigals." Secular motets continued to be written; these motets typically set a Latin text in praise of a monarch or commemorating some public triumph; the themes of courtly love often found in the medieval secular motet were banished from the Renaissance motet.
In the 20th century, composers of motets have been conscious imitators of earlier styles, such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hugo Distler, and Ernst Krenek.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Motet   (1201 words)

  
 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies--The Medieval Motet
Each motet is linked to at least one other by at least one of these means, and it is clear that this family of motets was created by a group of composers who knew each other's work and were engaged in friendly (we hope) one-upsmanship.
Motets in England use Latin texts, and the vast majority are sacred works, at a time when French motets with Latin upper-voice texts are often hortatory or topical in nature and French amatory texts are also common.
But the medieval motet does not die when the early modern motet is born: Du Fay, as already mentioned, was a major contributor to both genres, and other fifteenth-century composers continued on occasion to write motets with chant tenors and repeated rhythmic taleae, and occasionally with multiple texts.
the-orb.net /encyclop/culture/music/clarkmotet.html   (3602 words)

  
 [No title]
Modern day confusion over identifying motets is due to the fact that the term was used interchangeably with concert, cantiones, concentus and cantata as well as being used for pieces that do not fall within the standard definition of the motet.
This motet is an example of the balancing of homophony and polyphony that was characteristic of three chorale motets of the late Baroque period.
The lessening of the motet's importance in the late Baroque period is reflected in the small number of Bach's motets and the fact that they were composed for special occasions and not as a regular part of the Lutheran liturgical service.
www.calstatela.edu /centers/Wagner/bach.htm   (2249 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for motet
The Renaissance motet of the 15th century, usually in four or five parts, was contrapuntal in style.
Developed in the 16th century as a verse anthem with soloists, the anthem was later performed with orchestral accompaniment and by a choir without soloists.
The Motet's new steadiness is reflected in the music.(Entertainment)(The band known for turnover has a stable crew and tighter sound)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=motet&StartAt=1   (660 words)

  
 ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies--The Medieval Motet
Each motet is linked to at least one other by at least one of these means, and it is clear that this family of motets was created by a group of composers who knew each other's work and were engaged in friendly (we hope) one-upsmanship.
Motets in England use Latin texts, and the vast majority are sacred works, at a time when French motets with Latin upper-voice texts are often hortatory or topical in nature and French amatory texts are also common.
But the medieval motet does not die when the early modern motet is born: Du Fay, as already mentioned, was a major contributor to both genres, and other fifteenth-century composers continued on occasion to write motets with chant tenors and repeated rhythmic taleae, and occasionally with multiple texts.
www.the-orb.net /encyclop/culture/music/clarkmotet.html   (3602 words)

  
 Motet: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
(motet is a word that is applied to a number of highly varied choral choir quick summary:
A parody mass is a mass that uses a piece of secular music, typically a fragment of a motet or chanson as part of its melodic material....
German (called deutsch in german; in german the term germanisch is equivalent to english germanic), is a member of the western group of germanic...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mo/motet.htm   (3551 words)

  
 What is Motet Conferencing?
Motet keeps track of each user's place in all topics of discussion, enabling the user to automatically pick up where he left off every time he logs on.
The school using Motet as a teaching tool may wish to hold each class in a separate conference that is accessible only by the instructor, staff, and enrolled students.
Motet maintains statistics on the number of users, hits, and postings, down to the topic level, allowing the system administrator to monitor usage.
www.motet.com /html/intro.html   (871 words)

  
 Palestrina's Late Renaissance Motet Ego sum panis vivus: Formal Order and Motivic Unity
Palestrina was one successor that was influenced by this style and his motets reflect a forward and critical approach to the form.
Although the late Renaissance motet was modal, it is obvious that the relative key areas of the tonic, subdominant and dominant are crucial within the structure and this is because of the hexachord system.
It is important to understand that this motet is based on the F hexachord, although it essentially looks like F major and a person without an understanding of modal counterpoint could perhaps understand it and perform it in F major.
www.humanities.mcmaster.ca /~mus701/macmacvol3/moiny.html   (2257 words)

  
 The Classical Motet Information Page on Classic Cat
Secular motets continued to be written; these motets typically set a Latin text in praise of a monarch, commemorating some public triumph, or even praising music itself; the themes of courtly love often found in the medieval secular motet were banished from the Renaissance motet.
Characteristic of ceremonial motets was a clarity of diction, for the audience was not presumed to be familiar already with the text, as would have been true with Latin hymns; and also a clear articulation of formal structure, for example a setting apart of successive portions of text with sharp contrasts of texture or rhythm.
The name "motet" was preserved into Baroque music, especially in France, where the word was applied to petits motets, sacred choral compositions whose only accompaniment was a basso continuo; and grands motets, which included instruments up to and including a full orchestra.
www.classiccat.net /genres/motet.info.htm   (1412 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.