Musical Terms
People
Religion
Life in the Middle Ages
Miscellaneous
100

A name for religious music.

What is sacred?


100

Has a famous chant named after him.

Who is Pope Gregory?


100

What type of church ruled in Medieval Europe?


What is Roman Catholic?

100

Where Noble people lived. 

What is a Castle?

100

Sacred text and music used for worship. 

What is Liturgy?

200

A name for non-religious music.

What is secular music?

200

Poet-musicians wrote epic poems and composed songs about the Crusades and courtly love (from the Southern region of France). 

Who are troubadours?

200

Plain song is used in church and sung in what language?

What is Latin?

200

This hit Europe during the Middle Ages, causing millions to suffer from sickness and die. 


What is the bubonic plague?

200

Mass consisted of readings of Scripture, prayers, sung chants in two types:

What are Proper and Ordinary?
300

A name for music containing only one line of music.

What is monophonic?

300

Well known female composer, poet, artist, and abbess. 

Who is Hildegard von Bingen?

300

Although frowned upon by the church, this type of music was composed during this time period.

What is secular music?

300

Medieval tradition of love between a knight and a noblewoman

What is courtly love?
300

Dashes, dots, curved, hook-like figures used to represent notes

What are Neumes?
400

A word that describes music that contains multiple lines of melody.

What is polyphonic?

400

His love songs are known as chansons

Who is Guillaume de Machaut?

400

This type of song was used in the church. It had no rhythmic structure or meter. 

What is chant or plain song?

400

These buildings became the new centers for polyphony.


What are Cathedrals?

400

The idea that stars and planets move in musical harmony, emitting inaudible humming that expresses simple mathematical ratios (Ancient Greeks)

What is the music of the spheres?

500

Series of notes or chords that denote a pause or full stop in music

What is a cadence?

500

A composer who popularized organum (church polyphony of Paris in the late 12th and 13th centuries). 

Who is Leonin?

500

In the Roman Catholic Church, chant was sung in two types of rituals: 

What is Divine Office and Mass?

500

Secular music was written for this reason. (3 possible answers, name 2)

What is a Court Occasion, Secular Love Song, or Dances?

500

Type of polyphonic vocal composition in 13th century France

What is a Motet?
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