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The reason for this surge in interest is not known, but it has been suggested that there was a shortage of new music since composers were increasingly attracted to secular music, and overall interest in writing sacred music cantus catholics entered a period of decline.


Two manuscripts from the 14th century, the Ivrea Codex and the Apt Codexcantus catholics the primary sources for polyphonic settings of the Ordinary. Stylistically these settings are similar to both motets and secular music of cantus catholics time, with a three-voice texture dominated by the highest part.

Most of this music was cantus catholics or assembled at the papal court at Avignon. Several anonymous complete masses from the 14th century survive, including the Tournai Mass ; however, discrepancies in style indicate that the movements cantus catholics these masses were written by several composers and later compiled by scribes into a single set.


The earliest complete settings date from the 14th century, with the most famous example being the Messe de Nostre Dame cantus catholics Guillaume de Machaut. Individual movements of the Mass, and especially pairs of movements such as Gloria-Credo pairs, or Sanctus-Agnus pairswere commonly composed during the 14th and early 15th cantus catholics.

Complete Masses by a single composer were the norm by the middle of the 15th century, and the form of the Mass, with the possibilities for large-scale structure inherent in its multiple movement format, was the main focus of composers within the area of sacred music; it was not to be eclipsed until the motet and related forms became more popular cantus catholics the first decades of the 16th century.

Most 15th-century Masses were based on a cantus firmususually from a Gregorian chant, and most commonly put in the tenor voice.

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The cantus firmus sometimes appeared simultaneously in other voices, using a variety of contrapuntal techniques. Later in the century, composers such as Guillaume DufayJohannes Ockeghemand Jacob Obrechtused secular tunes for cantus firmi. Cantus catholics practice was accepted with little controversy until prohibited by the Council of Trent in Other techniques for organizing the cyclic Mass evolved by the beginning of the 16th century, including the paraphrase technique, in cantus catholics the cantus firmus was elaborated cantus catholics ornamented, and the parody technique, in which several voices of a polyphonic source, not just one, were incorporated into the texture of the Mass.

Paraphrase and parody supplanted cantus-firmus as the techniques of choice in cantus catholics 16th century: Palestrina alone wrote 51 parody masses.

Yet another technique used to organize the multiple movements of a Mass was canon.


Pierre de La Rue wrote four separate canonic masses cantus catholics on plainchant, and one of Josquin des Prez 's mature Masses, the Missa Ad fugamis entirely canonic and free of borrowed material. Many famous and influential masses were composed by Josquin des Prezthe single most influential composer of the middle Renaissance.

By the time of Palestrina, however, most composers outside of Rome were using other cantus catholics for their primary creative outlet for expression in the realm of sacred music, principally the motet and the madrigale spirituale ; composers such as the members of the Venetian School preferred the possibilities cantus catholics in the new forms.

cantus catholics Other composers, such as Orlande de Lassusworking in Munich and comfortably distant from the conservative influence of the Council of Trent, continued to write Parody Masses on secular songs. Monteverdi composed Masses in stile cantus catholicsthe Missa in illo tempore was published incantus catholics Messa a 4 da cappella in as part of Selva morale e spirituale along with single movements of the Mass in stile concertatoanother Messa a 4 da cappella was published after his death, in Baroque to Romantic Catholic and Lutheran traditions [ edit ] The early Baroque era initiated stylistic changes which led to increasing disparity between masses written entirely in the traditional polyphonic manner stile anticowhose principal advancements were the use of the basso continuo and the gradual adoption of a wider harmonic vocabulary, and the mass in modern style with solo voices and instrumental obbligatos.


The Lutheran Michael Praetorius composed a mass for double choir in the old cantus catholics, which he published in in the collection cantus catholics church music for the mass in Latin, Missodia Sionia.

Composers such as Henri Dumont — continued to compose plainsong settings, distinct from and more elaborate than the earlier Gregorian chants.

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Composers like Johann Joseph Fux in cantus catholics 18th century continued to cultivate the stile antico mass, which was suitable for use on weekdays and at times when orchestral masses were not practical or appropriate, and in 19th-century Germany the Cecilian movement kept the tradition alive.

The Italian style cultivated orchestral masses cantus catholics soloists, chorus and obbligato instruments.

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It spread to the German-speaking Cantus catholics countries north of the Alps, using instruments for color and creating dialogues between solo voices and chorus that was to become characteristic of the 18th-century Viennese style. The so-called "Neapolitan" or "cantata" mass cantus catholics also had much influence on 18th-century mass composition with its short sections set as self-contained solo arias and choruses in a variety of styles.


The large scale masses cantus catholics the first half of cantus catholics century still have Glorias and Credos divided into many movements, unlike smaller masses for ordinary churches. Many of Mozart's masses are in missa brevis form, as are some of Haydn's early ones.