Mass Pairs

   Two polyphonic mass ordinaries, usually the Gloria-Credo or the Sanctus-Agnus Dei, that seem to be intended, from their clefs, mensuration signs, finalis, number of voices, and common motives, for a single liturgy. Precursors of the cantus firmus mass cycle, they date from the early 15th century.
   See also Messe de Nostre Dame.

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