Soggetto Cavatto
A musical subject of cantus firmus derived from a text by employing solmization syllables whose vowels correspond to the vowels in the text. Josquin de Prez.
lute ayre
solo songs, accompanied on a lute
A harmonic bass, widely used for composition of arie per cantar and dance variations from the middle of the 16th through the 17th centuries.
pavane and galliard
pavane stately dance in three repeated strains (AABBCC), and the more lively galliard follows the same form with a variant of the same melody.
A waisted, stringed instrument of medieval and Renaissance Spain.
Pervasive imitation
Musical ideas imitated throughout a work. Based of Franco Flemish style. 
Small harpsichord
Early version of Trombone
A wooden or occasionally ivory, instrument. Uses reed, not exactly a brass instrument
A wind cap, double reed instrument of the 16th, 17th centuries. Shaped like a J.
Cori Spezzati
divided choirs, Venetian church poly chordal motets.
Precursor of the fugue. Instrumental equivalent of a motet (pervasive imitation)
canzona da sonar
Song for playing instrumental equivalent of French chanson. Precursor of the sonata.
Council of Trent
A council of the Roman Catholic Church convened by Pope Paul III. Embodied the spirit of the Counter-Reformation, and dealt with the reform of liturgical music.
Dance like refrain, fa-la form, Giacomo Gastoldi 1544-1609
A vocal work in which a new sacred text has been substituted for the original one secular.
concerto delle donne
group of virtuoso woman singers, laid ground work for professional women opera singers, helped create preference for high solo voices with instrumental accompaniment, 3 singers and 2 instrumental lines
Full anthem, Verse anthem
Full anthem, for unaccompanied choir in contrapuntal style. Verse anthem employs one or more solo voices with organ or viol accompaniment, alternating with passages for full choir doubled by instruments.
musique mesuree
Late 16th French style of text setting, especially in chansons, in which stressed syllables are given longer notes than unstressed syllables. Claude de Jeune
English name 1575-1700 for a group of instruments all alike
Arrangement of a vocal piece for Lute or keyboard written in tablature.