[ahrz noh-vuh, ahrs]
- the style of composition characteristic of the 14th century in France and Italy.
Compare Ars Antiqua.
Origin of Ars Nova
< Medieval Latin: new art
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- a style of music of the 14th century, characterized by great freedom and variety of rhythm and melody contrasted with the strictness of the music of the 13th century
Latin, literally: new art
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