motet motet

Definition(s):

  • (n) an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century

Usage(s):

  1. Director Fred Wolle had chosen for his program a series of cantatas, a motet, the annual performance of the most difficult, most magnificent B Minor Mass.
  2. Its prose was clean and classical, its characters adroitly limned and it was constructed with the delicacy of a motet.
  3. Her hallelujahs are triumphant in the Mozart motet and then shower forth brilliantly again in the Bach cantata, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.

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  • Jason Hann, Dominic Lalli, Members of The Motet Add New Herbie Hancock Tribute Date

    Jason Hann, Dominic Lalli and members of The Motet have added a third Herbie Hancock tribute show to their run. The group will now perform at Hodi’s Halfnote in Ft. Collins, CO on Wednesday, July 24, in addition to their previously announced gig at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO on July 25. The band kicked off the Herbie Hancock tribute run last night with a show at Cervantes’ Masterpiece ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Jambands.com

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