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4.4: Musical Genres

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  • Chant, monophonic settings of texts used in services of the early Christian church.

    Monophonic settings of secular poems, often about courtly love, by poet/musicians called troubadours and trouveres.

    Polyphonic settings of sacred and secular texts for two or three parts, sometimes with one of the parts a preexistent melody, such as a chant.

    Monophonic dances.

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