The plainsong chant "Gloria Tibi Trinitas" achieved a remarkable popularity in the Sixteenth Century. John Taverner's Mass based on this theme, and in particular the setting within it of the words "In Nomine" were very widely admired.
In the firteenth century masses were structured round traditional plainsong chants such as the "Gloria tibi Trinitas" shown above. This chant was repeated throughout the work in one voice, while the other voices joined in harmonius counterpoint