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A brief musical statement
Monophonic vocal music in the medieval church designed to project religious texts
A musical texture consisting of multiple lines of equal importance
Polyphonic Texture (Polyphony)
A style of singing that lies somewhere between lyrical song and speech; also, the operatic number that is sung in this style
A wind instrument widely used until ca. 1750, similar to a flute but blown into from one end rather than from the side
The range of a pitch or series of pitches, usually described as high, middle, or low
A type of plainchant in which a soloist's passage is followed by a response from the chorus
Italian for "little return"; name for the statement and return of the full ensemble, in a work alternating between the orchestra and soloist or soloists
The ordering of music through time
The formal design of alternating ritornello and solo sections
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