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LC control 85087515
Topical headingMotets
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See alsoChoruses
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Part songs
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Part songs, Sacred
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Scope noteHere are entered collections of motets for various mediums of performance. An additional heading for medium of performance is assigned to individual works and to collections of works for a specific medium.
Subject example tracingNote under Part songs, Sacred
Found inNew Grove dict. of mus. online, Apr. 3, 2002 (One of the most important forms of polyphonic music from about 1220 to 1750; no single set of characteristics serves to define it generally, except in particular historical or regional contexts; after the 16th century has been defined as a sacred polyphonic composition with Latin text, which may or may not have colla voce or independent instrumental accompaniment.)