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ars nova

Arz NOE-vah

[Latin, new art]

French musical style of the 14th century. The term is generally used to distinguish the music from the time period of c.1316 to the death of composer Guillaume de Machaut (1377) from the earlier musical style of the Ars antiqua. During the ars nova periodmusical themes were transformed increasingly from religious to secular.


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