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Magnus Liber

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The Magnus Liber or Magnus Liber Organi (Latin for "Great Book of Organum") is a compilation of the medieval music known as organum. [1]

19 relations: Anonymous IV, Ars nova, Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, Cathedral, Classical music, Clausula (music), England, Gothic architecture, Gregorian chant, Guillaume de Machaut, Léonin, Liturgy, Medieval music, Notre Dame school, Organum, Pérotin, Plainsong, Polyphony, Relic.

Anonymous IV

Anonymous IV is the designation given (by Edmond de Coussemaker) to the writer of an important treatise of medieval music theory.

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Ars nova

Ars nova (Latin for new art)Fallows, David.

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Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre

Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre (commonly referred to as L'Oiseau-Lyre) is a French music publishing company and a classical music record label that specialises in Early and Baroque music.

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A cathedral is a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Clausula (music)

In late medieval Western music, a clausula was a newly composed polyphonic section for two or more voices sung in discant style ("note against note") over a cantus firmus.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.

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Gregorian chant

Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Guillaume de Machaut

Guillaume de Machaut (sometimes spelled Machault; c. 1300 – April 1377) was a medieval French poet and composer.

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Léonin (also Leoninus, Leonius, Leo) (fl. 1150s — d. ? 1201) was the first known significant composer of polyphonic organum.

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Liturgy is the customary public worship performed by a religious group, according to its beliefs, customs and traditions.

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Medieval music

Medieval music consists of songs, instrumental pieces, and liturgical music from about 500 A.D. to 1400.

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Notre Dame school

The Notre Dame school or the Notre Dame school of polyphony refers to the group of composers working at or near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris from about 1160 to 1250, along with the music they produced.

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Organum is, in general, a plainchant melody with at least one added voice to enhance the harmony, developed in the Middle Ages.

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Pérotin (fl. c. 1200, died 1205 or 1225), also called Perotin the Great, was a European composer, believed to be French, who lived around the end of the 12th and beginning of the 13th century.

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Plainsong (also plainchant; cantus planus) is a body of chants used in the liturgies of the Western Church.

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In music, polyphony is one type of musical texture, where a texture is, generally speaking, the way that melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic aspects of a musical composition are combined to shape the overall sound and quality of the work.

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In religion, a relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial.

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Great Book of Organum, Magnus Liber Organi, Magnus liber, Magnus liber organi.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Liber

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