Time Period - Time Period Middle Ages (475-1450) Early...

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Time Period Genres and Characteristics Composers Middle Ages (475-1450) Early Middle Ages (c. 500- 1000) High Middle Ages (c. 1100-1300, peaking at 1200) Late Middle Ages (c. 1300-1450) Renaissance (1450-1600) Late (c. 1600) Plainchant Sacred; Latin text Monophonic No meter (free rhythm) A cappella Recitational Organum Sacred; Latin text Polyphonic Triple meter and rhythmic notation introduced by Notre Dame school A cappella Very melismatic Troubadour song Secular; Provençal text Usually monophonic Courtly love Strophic; triple meter; rhythm A cappella Medieval Motet Polyphonic Polytextual, isorhythm; triple meter Mix of sacred and secular sometimes, but the secular love text more apparent A cappella Mass Sacred; Latin text (ordinary chants) A cappella Often begins with monophonic plainchant Duple meter evident
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