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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Another side of Georgian culture will be revealed with some Georgian polyphonic singing by the Georgian Voices ensemble.
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.
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.
Those with a rarefied taste will head for Korean puppetry or Czech polyphonic singing.
12-16 as part of UCLA Live's fourth International Theatre Festival, using the Gilgamesh epic about a part-man, part-divine king as a vehicle for striking physicality and polyphonic singing in Albanian and Greek.
Still, if a human being came across such an object in the street and found an old-fashioned tape recorder to reproduce the signals, it is unlikely that he would recognize this supreme example of Georgian polyphonic singing, known as chakrulo, for what it is, a time capsule in itself.
In discussing Gerald's intriguing account of improvised part-singing in Wales, Weller reconsiders the type of musical procedures which might have been involved, and concludes that `the idea that Gerald's description might refer to a kind of extempore polyphonic singing with a highly developed instinctive feeling for vertical sonority is not at all far-fetched' (p.