Monastery of St. Gall in Switzerland: Neumes and heightened neumes: Sign used in early chant notation to indicate pitch. Ligatures: Notational signs used in plainchant and polyphony through the Renaissance to represent two or more pitches within a single unit. In mensural notation, ligatures were often used to indicate rhythmic values. Gradual (Graduale): 1) The liturgical book containing the texts (and, if notated, the chants) of the Mass Ordinary. 2) The second element of the Mass Propers. Antiphoner: The liturgical book containing the texts (and, if notated, the chants) of the Mass Propers. Liber Usualis: Literally, “Book of Use:” anthology of many different kinds of plainchant for both tha Mass and the Office. Jubilus: In plainchant, settings of the Alleluia within the Propers of the Mass, the long melisma on the final syllable of the word Alleluia. Musica Ficta: Convention of the late medieval and Renaissance eras in which certain notes were sharped or flattened in performance according to various conventions, such as cadential leading
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course MUSC 120 taught by Professor Mattdaniels during the Fall '09 term at MO St. Louis.