Petit motet

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The petit motet ("little motet") was a genre of domestic sacred chamber music popular in France during the baroque era. It was the sacred counterpart of the secular cantata, and small-scale counterpart of the grand motet.[1]


  1. ^ Motets for one and two voices with instruments p.viii François Martin (composer), Mary Cyr - 1988 "The petit motet represented a sacred counterpart to the fashionable cantata, and like the latter, it absorbed considerable foreign influence, especially from Italy. French composers often attempted to popularize their publications by ..."