Vocabulary Word: Conductus



Latin songs of the 12th and 13th centuries either monophonic or polyphonic• They probably developed from rhymed tropes which accompanied the entrance of the priest(introitus tropes; L conducere means: to lead or escort)• Toward the end of the 12th century the word was used as a generic term for Latin poems of varied form and content•

|source: The Harvard Dictionary of Music, 1956: Cambridge, Mass.{Thomas McGregor}|


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