through-composed


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through-com·posed

(thro͞o′kəm-pōzd′)
adj.
Having a different melody for each strophe.
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through-composed

adj
(Classical Music) music of or relating to a song in stanzaic form, in which different music is provided for each stanza. Compare strophic2
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These through-composed works fused music and text but stood at odds with John Wesley's designs for full congregational participation (in 1779 he even exhorted his followers to "sing no anthems").
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