Bisignano (Calabrian: Visignànu) is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, part of the Calabria region of southern Italy.
A chanson ("song", from Latin cantio, gen. cantionis) is in general any lyric-driven French song, usually polyphonic and secular.
Flanders (Vlaanderen, Flandre, Flandern) is the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, although there are several overlapping definitions, including ones related to culture, language, politics and history.
Floruit, abbreviated fl. (or occasionally, flor.), Latin for "he/she flourished", denotes a date or period during which a person was known to have been alive or active.
The designation Franco-Flemish School, also called Netherlandish School, Burgundian School, Low Countries School, Flemish School, Dutch School, or Northern School, refers, somewhat imprecisely, to the style of polyphonic vocal music composition originating from the Burgundian Netherlands in the 15th and 16th centuries as well as to the composers who wrote it.
Girolamo Scotto (Hieronymus Scotus; also Gerolamo) (c.1505 – 3 September 1572) was an Italian printer, composer, businessman and bookseller of the Renaissance, active mainly in Venice.
Gustave Reese (November 29, 1899 – September 7, 1977) was an American musicologist and teacher.
A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras.
In western music, a motet is a mainly vocal musical composition, of highly diverse form and style, from the late medieval era to the present.
Note nere (English: black note) was a style of madrigal composition, which used shorter note values than usual and had more black note-heads.
Renaissance music is vocal and instrumental music written and performed in Europe during the Renaissance era.
In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat.
Venice (Venezia,; Venesia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region.