Key Words

The Massa type of sacred choral composition that sets the portions of the liturgy, or the main act of worship, to music.

Ordinarythe movements of the mass that are constant throughout the church year

Properthe movements of the mass that change throughout the church year

Melismaticmany notes on one syllable

Syllabic – one to two notes per syllable

Ternary Form – ABA Form

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