In addition to the Gregorian Chant music for these, polyphonic compositions exist, some quite elaborate.
The manuscript contains 45 monophonic pieces (20 sequences, 5 conductus, 10 Benedicamus tropes) and 141 polyphonic compositions.
As in a polyphonic musical composition, multiple voices accompany and oppose one another in dialogical ways.
These Italian madrigals are polyphonic compositions for five voices in a contemporary late Renaissance style.
Most compositions had been almost unison in koto ensemble, then he started polyphonic composition.
In the context of polyphonic composition the term voice may be used instead of part to denote a single melodic line or textural layer.
In music, a cantus firmus ("fixed song") is a pre-existing melody forming the basis of a polyphonic composition.
The earliest polyphonic compositions almost always involved a cantus firmus, typically a Gregorian chant, although the term itself was not used until the 14th century.
With its huge polychoral forces, climaxing on sixty fully independent parts, it is the largest known polyphonic composition from the entire era.
The closing "Agnus Dei", with 60 voices in five groups of 12, has more independent parts than any other polyphonic composition of the Renaissance.