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A musical texture consisting of a single melodic line
Monophonic texture (monophony)
In the Renaissance, a sacred choral work for the Roman Catholic Church
The interval between two pitches of the same name (C to C, G to G, etc.). The frequency of the higher pitch is twice that of the lower pitch
A drama sung from beginning to end
Italian for "serious opera"; Italian Baroque opera on a serious subject, typically consisting of alternating recitatives and da capo arias
A work musically similar to an opera but not staged, and usually on a sacred topic
A short pattern of notes repeated over and over
A purely instrumental opening movement that introduces a longer work, often for voices (as an opera)
A scale consisting of five tones
An instrument that produces sound when it is struck
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