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in Haar and Planchart and two possessive forms for Glareanus in the same paragraph.
is a method of harmonizing a pre-existent melodic line, usually by adding thirds and sixths above or below the tune; in this period it was a prominent technique in vocal improvisation.
There seems no reason to doubt that the fauxbourdon canon should be strictly applied in the hymns: the postcommunion |Vos qui secuti estis me' from Dufay's Missa Sancti Jacobi, composed apparently in the late 1420s, perhaps only five or so years before the hymns and by common consent the earliest fauxbourdon piece, is far more astringent in its use of dissonance; yet this is the only fauxbourdon to carry an instruction for the addition of the third voice in the form of an explicit canon.
Most dissonances arising from a literal interpretation of the fauxbourdon canon are no more offensive than those in the fully composed hymns, or indeed between the notated voices of the fauxbourdon pieces themselves.
is realized in full-sized notation also contributes to an accessible, performance-ready edition.
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, where it does not belong at all.
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Tiresome, decades-old quarrels about the origins of fauxbourdon
no longer engage centrally with our evolving grasp of fifteenth-century music.
For example, his opening essay on "Guillaume Dufay's Concept of Fauxbourdon
" starts with familiar references to humanist rhetoric following Quintilian and moves on to an interesting interpretation of fauxbourdon
as a symbolic image of unity (of the church, of faith, of the soul with God) expressed through harmonic parallelism.
Further, it is difficult to determine quickly which pieces are actual fauxbourdon
works, where the middle voice is derived from the highest one but not written out in the sources (pieces 34, 47, 48, 51), as opposed to works with a middle voice that is fully notated in a style similar to fauxbourdon