Polyphonic Singing

Polyphonic Singing

 

(in Russian, mnogogolosie), music based on the combination of two or more simultaneous voices; the opposite of monody.

Heterophony, homophony, and polyphony are different types of polyphonic singing. Heterophony is typical of various folk cultures; for example, in Russian folk songs, a lead voice is joined by a supporting voice (podgolosok). Homophony and polyphony are outgrowths of heterophony. Various types of polyphonic singing can be combined simultaneously.

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The Seven Songs of Mary stood out for its well-disciplined polyphonic singing and confident men's verses, secure in sound if not always in tempo
Indeed, I would argue that it is the "threeness" of the aforementioned polyphonic singing that makes this passage unique--and symbolizes the concord and harmony described by Ciabattoni--where the numbers one and three are reconciled in the Creator.
Lilia was intensely interested in Ukrainian women's polyphonic singing, and that's what she taught in Emlenton.
Ciabattoni's starting assumption is the presence of polyphonic singing at liturgical services attended by Dante in Florence and other Italian cities.
Ciabattoni equates polyphonic singing with divine grace and the pinnacle of the poem's soundscape.
Pava was founded "with the goal of preserving and promoting unique Russian village polyphonic singing tradition.
Mathesius was a thoroughly Lutheran pastor, "immersed in the musical culture of the time" who defended both polyphonic singing with instruments and congregational singing and who himself wrote several hymns in connection with his sermons.
1) Anyone with an interest in historic recordings and the history of recording technologies in relation to folk music will find this a fascinating document, and I should say straight away that this is all music that is very accessible to the listener attuned to English traditions, despite the language barrier and such different practices as polyphonic singing.
DON'T MISS: Traditional polyphonic singing - true Corsican expression.
Part of his charge was to teach polyphonic singing to the choirboys, but he was also responsible for creating new music for use in worship services.
The author sets the scene for her research by telling of her fascination with the famous polyphonic singing of the pygmies of Central Africa.
6) Payne has systematically combed the surviving documents for evidence of polyphonic singing, Latin service books, Protestant psalters, organs and other instruments, and musical standards in each college and cathedral studied.