Definitions for "Motet"
A composition adapted to sacred words in the elaborate polyphonic church style; an anthem.
generally an unaccompanied choral composition, in Latin, to a sacred text that is not part of the Mass ordinary or proper. In the German baroque, the motet was usually in the vernacular, and sometimes accompanied by instruments.
A descriptive term for the several varieties of polyphonic vocal music, mostly sacred, from the Middle Ages to the present.
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