Homophonic Texture
A texture where all the parts move at the same time, or there is a melody with accompanying harmony (as opposed to polyphony).
The various lines of music in a work. Texture is usually described as monophonic , homophonic, heterophonic or polyphonic.
-monophonic: chant. one note at a time.
-homophonic: melody
-polyphonic: most intellectual/ deep thinking
(German) A song – more specifically, a song in the great tradition of song-writing exemplified by the works of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, R Strauss and others.
-song associated with with poems with symmetrical stanzas
Strophic Forms
-often associated with song (lied) settings of poems with symmetrical stanzas
-material repeats: A A A A
-stanza after stanza of identical rhythmic patterns
-every time means something different
Tertian Harmony
Chords based on thirds.
Ternary Form
-A three-part musical structure, in which the third part is an exact or modified repetition of the first.
-usually A and B contrast in musical ideas
-ex: http://dumn.naxosmusiclibrary.com.libpdb.d.umn.edu:2048/mediaplayer/flash/http-fplayer.asp?br=64&tl=32248
-descriptive choral music but avoids word-by-word illumination
-A choral composition for church, on texts which are not necessarily a part of the liturgy. It is the Catholic equivalent of the anthem of the Church of England.
-ex: http://dumn.naxosmusiclibrary.com.libpdb.d.umn.edu:2048/mediaplayer/flash/http-fplayer.asp?br=64&tl=5986
-When the characters in a film are hearing the sounds that we hear.
Non-Diegetic Music
-Only intended for audience, characters cannot hear.
-orchestra, narrator
-Guiding themes for dramatic works-often musical materials that are connected with a character or idea that are transformed throughout the drama to match the action
-russian movie…brass for bad guys guys, choral for citizen, etc.
Musique Concrete
-music from reality
-music made out of sounds that are recorded
-desert electronic interpolation
Mass Sonority
-When you have a huge amount of instruments where each instrument plays their own particular line
-relatively young study, 19th century
-historical, music iconography, ethnomusicology
-study of musical instruments and their classification
Consort Music
-A group of instruments such as viols or recorders in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
-A broken consort was one of mixed instruments
-told people physically how to play music in the home if they didn’t know how to play music
-a way for people who were not literate in music to play music
-showed you where to put your fingers
Dance Music Suite
-series of instrumental movements based on european dance models
-usually simple binary forms

Typical dance movements
-padouana: slow
-gagliarda: fast
-courente: faster
-allemande: fastest, happy

Woodwind Quintet
-flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn, bassoon
String Quartet
-composers began to write more complex music for instrumentalists
who were more professional
-4 members communicate through motion to eyes
Piano Trio
-violin, violoncello, and piano
-can play more with different textures of sounds from the instruments
Binary Form
-each section usually equal in duration
-very simple, but contrasting, and always repeated
Intrument de ka Tecla
-instruments of touch (keyboard, harp, guitar)
Consort of Viols
-“consort music”
-consort = together
-different size of viols always playing in group
-start off slower
Go faster
Ground Base Variations
A bass line repeated throughout a composition.
Rondo Form
-A form which involves the use of a recurrent theme between a series of varied episodes, often used for the final movement of a Classical concerto or symphony.
-A B A C A D A E…