The Role of the Parisian Sequence in the Evolution of Notre-Dame Polyphony

  title={The Role of the Parisian Sequence in the Evolution of Notre-Dame Polyphony},
  author={Margot E. Fassler},
  pages={345 - 374}
In his discussion of rhythmic poetry the ninth-century theorist Aurelian of Reome said that "meter is system with measure (ratio cum modulatione), but rhythm is measure without system and is discerned through the number of syllables."' For Aurelian rhythm pertained to a particular type of Latin poetry, one which bore a certain similarity to metric poetry but did not scan by the system of metrics. In rhythmic poetry the number of syllables per line and the "judgment of the ear"2 determine the… 
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Notation II
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The standard sources for researching the names and dates of high-ranking Parisian clerics are Robert de Lasteyrie, Histoire general de Paris, 1: Cartulaire general de Paris, ou
    Among other eminent poet-composers from Paris are Archbishop Stephen Langton (d
      Adam's name appears in de Lasteyrie on pp
      • Collection des cartulaires de France
        Bishop William of Auvergne (d. 1249), and Canon Philippe de Vitry (d. 1361). See Wright
        • Philip the Chancellor. (d. 1236)