A Cappella

(redirected from Acapela)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

A Cappella


polyphonic singing, primarily choral, without instrumental accompaniment. It is widely used in folk music.

A cappella choir singing took definite shape in religious polyphony during the late Middle Ages, flowered in the work of the Renaissance composers of the Netherlands, and received its classical expression in the Roman school—for example, in the work of the Italian composer G. Palestrina. All choir music in the Orthodox Church is sung a cappella—for instance, the works of the composer D. S. Bortnianskii. Beginning with the Renaissance, a cappella singing developed in secular choral music as well as in church music, particularly in such genres as the madrigal in vocal chamber music. Many contemporary choral works are written a cappella—for instance, ten revolutionary poems arranged for choir by D. D. Shostakovich.


Handschin, J. Die Grundlagen des a-cappella-Stils. Zurich, 1929.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Meanwhile, we look forward to Little Dragon performing Chinese greetings and spreading the word ' adds Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.
"We are very happy to announce the compliance with MRCPv2 of our Acapela TTS Server solution realized in cooperation with UniMRCP Open Source Project, which has been an outstanding partner in this process.
Named after the 11th century Muslim doctor and thinker, the robot was a huge draw at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre booth of Acapela Group, the firm which provided the Arabic-speaking voice for the test humanoid being pioneered by UAE University's Interactive Robots and Media Lab in Al Ain.
Acapela Group, the vocal solutions expert, confirms its leading position in the Middle East countries.
Text-to-speech solutions provider Acapela Group announced today its acquisition of d-fabric AB, a Swedish company that specialises in automatic text extraction and the processing and delivery of audio publishing.
Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson will perform at Acapela Studios in Pentyrch, Cardiff on January 16.
The album will be released on Catrin's own recently launched Acapela label, named after the Cardiff-based music venue and studio 'Acapela' which Catrin has run with her husband since 2007.
Pen8nos: Yn Fyw o Acapela (S4C 8.25pm); Pen8nos: Sam ar y Sgrin (S4C, 8.55pm) Heno ar S4C bydd Eleri Sifn yn cyflwyno'r rhaglen adloniant sy'n edrych ymlaen at y penwythnos.
Tweet Speaker lets you listen to news, sports, humor, and the musings of interesting people on Twitter - a sort of live podcast of your Tweets, that uses Acapela's pleasant voices to read your tweets in real time.
Text-to-speech solutions provider Acapela Group announced on Friday its TTS application for Apple iPhone now also supports Apple iPad.
Summary: Acapela Group, the vocal solutions expert, confirms its leading position in the Middle East countries.
Belgium-based vocal solutions company Acapela Group said on Tuesday it has acquired Sweden's d-fabric for an undisclosed sum.