polyphonic music


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Noun1.polyphonic music - music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
counterpoint - a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
monody, monophonic music, monophony - music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
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The preserved personal inventory books reveal that the most frequently owned instrument was a lute or a keyboard (clavichord, virginal, regal), that is, an instrument allowing the performance of polyphonic music.
The willingness of its members to shed light on the analogies and correspondences between Renaissance polyphonic music and contemporary classical music has become one of the core components of La Main Harmonique's identity ever since.
For the present catalogue, Marin employs sigla on the model of those used in the Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music 1400-1500; such sigla are assigned even to the printed books, although RISM sigla are given also (in the catalogue itself) in these cases.
Topics include the notation of polyphonic music in medieval Paris; the premieres of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Stefano Landi's Sant' Alessio (in homage of Kelly's book on premieres); the musical traditions and influence of Benevento, Italy, including sets of chants for St.
She heard traditional songs from there, and "when you start listening to polyphonic music from one tradition, it is a gateway to other polyphonic music.
As the saint's penitent and spiritual disciple, Palestrina gained that insight into the spirit of the liturgy which enabled him to set it forth in polyphonic music as it had never before been done.
Tonus Peregrinus: The History of a Psalm-tone and its use in Polyphonic Music.
The program will draw from the Odhecaton, an anthology of secular songs published in Venice in 1501 by Ottaviano Petrucci, with polyphonic music by Franco-Flemish composers such as Josquin Des Prez, Hayne Van Ghizighem and Jacob Obrecht.
The basic skills required to play polyphonic music on the keyboard can be developed at the beginning stages of study, long before the student encounters anything remotely resembling an Invention or Fugue.
This fun toy for babies starting at 8 months teaches music and sounds to form true polyphonic music (item 123875, $19.
Twenty years ago, during the preparation of the Census Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music, 1400-1550 (1979-88), hundreds of sources were examined and collated, and genuinely brilliant advances were made in music paleography, thanks to which we know much more today about how Renaissance books of music were copied and put together.
The radio flickered with polyphonic music ( weird and moody indigenous chants ( and there was not a car in sight.