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Renaissance music history

What is word painting? Musical representation of specific poetic images
What is a cappella? Choral music with no instrumental accompaniment, only vocals
What is a motet? A polyphonic choral work set to sacred Latin text other than the ordinary of the mass
What is a mass? A polyphonic choral composition made up of 5 sections: kyrie, gloria, credo, sanctus, and agnus dei.
What is a madrigal? A piece for several solo voices set to a short poem, usually about love.
What is a ballett? A dancelike song for several solo voices.
What is a lute? A versatile plucked string instrument with a body shaped like half a pear
What is the Venetian School? A group consisting of Adrian Willaert, Andrea Gabrieli, and Giovanni Gabrieli, who were among the finest composers of the Renaissance.
What is a polychoral motet? A motet for two or more choirs, often including groups of instruments.
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