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Organumplural Organaoriginally, any musical instrument later in particular an organ ; the term attained its lasting sense, however, Part Three - Organum & The New Blockaders - Salute the Middle Ages in reference to a polyphonic many-voiced setting, in certain specific styles, of Gregorian chant.
In its earliest written form, found in the treatise Musica enchiriadis c. Sometimes a second, or organal, voice doubled the chant, or principal voice, a fourth or a fifth below as G or F below c, etc. In other instances, the two voices started in unison, then moved to wider intervals. Both melodies might in turn be doubled at the octave. Early organum of this sort 9th—11th century was, it seems, spontaneously produced by specially trained singers before being committed to manuscript.
Part Three - Organum & The New Blockaders - Salute more elaborate forms of organum, a freely composed melody was sung note against note above the plainchant. Finally, at the abbeys of Santiago de CompostelaSpain c. Modern scholars have tended to apply these modes also to the More Git Go At Utopia - Mal Waldron Quartet Feat.
Jim Pepper - Vol. II More Git Go At Utopia notated melismatic portions. More likely, however, melismatic organum reflected the free melodic flow of Oriental music with which crusaders in particular Impact - Blackmail - II have been thoroughly familiar.
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Rhythmic modeone of a group of music theoretical abstractions that seek to capture and codify the main rhythmic patterns of French primarily Parisian polyphony of the late 12th and 13th centuries. These patterns are observable in the simplest pieces of the time and in individual segments thereof, whether organum,…. The most common interval between Lances Requiem - DM DOKURO - The Birthday Bash EP two parts is a fourth or a fifth respectively, the distance between the first four or five notes of a….
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