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polyphonic

Music composed of relatively independent melodic lines or parts; contrapuntal

polyphonic

The ability to play back some number of musical notes simultaneously. For example, 16-voice polyphony means a total of 16 notes, or waveforms, can be played concurrently.
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It reveals a field of polyphonic craft and performance that flourished in many of the kingdom's provincial cathedrals and collegiate churches but has been overshadowed in history by the activities of the more prestigious royal sacred musical milieu of Versailles and Paris.
Cardiff Polyphonic Choir was launched in 1964 when 20 Aberystwyth graduates who had sung together in university met up in the Welsh capital to form a choir, initially under the baton of Roy Bohana.
Ignacio said Imusicapella sang prize-winning composer Nilo Alcala's 'Dayo Dayo Kupita' for the historic polyphonic division and his arrangement of John Lennon's 'Imagine' in the pop category.
Polyphonic Spree play Limelight 1 on Tuesday (September 1), doors 7pm, tickets PS17.50 plus booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ie Katy's Bar & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide Just don't drink the Kool-Aid...
Heroes become formally equal subjects of a law that is immanent to the relations between persons themselves: the polyphonic novel.
Hefele dubs her technique "polyphonic overtone singing." In reality, like most overtone singers, she selectively amplifies overtones to create a melody above a relatively stable fundamental frequency ([F.sub.o]).
The Cardiff Polyphonic Choir will complete the celebration of its 50th anniversary year with two major concerts.
Most often Button cites oracle bone forms and whole inscriptions to show that the polyphonic proposal is not true to the full range of graphic evidence, and he sometimes introduces Old Chinese reconstructions to show that other phonological interpretations can be made.
Among the aspects of the repertory which Marin highlights are the unusually comprehensive collection of Vespers psalmody (by Hernando Franco) preserved in MexC 11, and the updating during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries of the polyphonic hymn repertory to reflect the changes introduced (for example) in the Breviary of Urban VIII in 1632; prominent within this hymn repertory--and subject to revision for the reason just mentioned--are the hymn settings by Francisco Guerrero published in the Liber vesperarum of 1584.
polyphonic baroque and the His oratorio The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus has the gravity of his father's sacred Passions but also the grace of Haydn's secular oratorios.
This paper proposes a matching engine for a practical QbSH system with polyphonic recordings like MP3 files as well as monophonic recordings like MIDI files.
This collection of essays offers a range of polyphonic thinking from within the continental tradition of philosophy of religion.