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Mass (church)
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1. Catholic Mass

See Worship

2. Music

2.1. Genesis of the polyphonic ordinarium missae

It was in the 14th century that musicians began assembling polyphonic settings of the parts of the ordinarium missae (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei - and in those days often Ite missa est) to form a multipart cycle (Worship). In all likelihood, the settings of the mass from Barcelona, Tournai, and elsewhere were not the work of individual composers, but collections of works by a variety of authors. The Messe de Nostre …

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Körndle, Franz, “Mass (church)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023979>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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