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Unformatted text preview: Harmonic Rhythmic Text The Motet Medieval motets Upper voice called “motetus” Renaissance motets Polyphonic settings of Latin texts Baroque Motets Any piece of liturgical vocal music (basso continuo) Motet French work for “word” “mot” Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) Motet Surge, illuminare “Arise, shine, O Jerusalem” A cappella Antiphonal Writing Cori spezzati (separated choirs) Tomas Luis de Victoria Motet O magnum mysterium Christmas Season A cappella “Falsettists” (light mechanism) Josquin Desprez (1440-1521) Motet Abaslon, fili mi, “Absalon, my son” A cappella Imitative counterpoint Chromatic (low in pitch) [vibrato]...
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