Definition of Motets

1. Noun. (plural of motet) ¹

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Definition of Motets

1. motet [n] - See also: motet

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Literary usage of Motets

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"We have it on his own authority that he was afterwards a pupil of Orlando Lassus at Munich, where also his first publication, a volume of motets a 5-6, ..."

2. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"VII, 2 6-part motets, 3 8-part motets, 3 12-part motets, 7 4-part motets, 9 8-part motets, the 12- part Stabat Mater Dolorosa, 9 8-part motets; Vol. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The outstanding feature of the motets of this period is the extraordinary skill displayed in weaving melodious counterpoint around a short phrase of ..."

4. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, George Grove (1880)
"Amongst the MSS. here are 30 anthems by Dr. Aldrich ; 23 anthems, 7 motets, 4 services, and a masque (' Venus and Adonis ') by Dr. Blow ; 29 anthems, ..."

5. Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Augustus Hughes-Hughes (1906)
"For a further description of the MSS., see under motets. THE ALTUS, tenor, and bassus parts of the preceding composition. Autograph. ..."

6. Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Covering the Entire Period of by Leander Jan De Bekker (1908)
"IV, 50 5-part motets, No. 1, Spem in alium, 4 voices; 2, the " Songs of Solomon " ; Vol. V, 28 Primi Toni ovvero lo mi son gio- 4-part motets, 30 Commune ..."

7. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians by Theodore Baker (1919)
"22 voices, for the festival of St. Michael; alto solo, w. accomp. of vln., 'cello, and bass; and 2 motets a 4. In MS. in the Berlin Royal Library: Motet a 8 ..."

8. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1907)
"This volume was originally dedicated in 1599 to the chief parishioners of St. James's, Hamburg, and contains in its enlarged form forty-six motets or 64 п., ..."

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