Motet Development

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Music and Movies

 

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Mark W

 

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October 14, 2014

 

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One of his happiest efforts is a four-part motet in which the treatment is peculiarly melodious and of an Irish flavor. During the late 13th century, motets with tenors sharing similar rhythms with the upper voices became possible. Several motet types blossomed in France, but reduction in diversity occurred because of the acclaimed works of Philippe de Vitry, who died Bishop of Meaux...
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Several motet types blossomed in France, but reduction in diversity occurred because of the acclaimed works of Philippe de Vitry, who died Bishop of Meaux. He wrote a work entitled "Ars Compositionis de Motetis", the date of which was probably 1320. This volume (now in the Paris Bibliotheque Nationale) contains our oldest specimens of sacred motets, and these continued to set trends for over two centuries...
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