Parody Mass

   A polyphonic setting of the Roman Catholic mass ordinary prayers that employs a preexisting polyphonic composition, usually a motet, less often a secular French chanson or Italian madrigal, as a structural pattern and source of melodic motives in imitation. Although polyphonic models were quoted in mid-15thcentury masses, the slow cantus firmus remained the structural frame; the true parody mass (also called "imitation mass") dates from the turn of the 16th century and remained an important technique in the stile antico masses from then on.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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  • Parody —    Technique by which a composer employs a preexisting composition to create a new one, using its melodic ideas, imitative patterns, harmonic structures, etc. to whatever extent he sees fit. The concept of borrowing music to begin a new piece is… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

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