French for “song”
trouvere, troubadour
Aristocratic poet-musician who composed and performed original poems and songs.
Early Medieval dance of stately character involving elaborate body movements.
strophic form
Song structure where the same music is performed for each verse of the poem.
The same melody is played in more than one way at the same time.
bas instruments
“low” instruments for indoor use. e.g. dulcimer, psaltery, vielle, lute.
haut instruments
“high” instruments for outdoor use. e.g. shawm, sackbut.