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Synonyms for monophony

music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)

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In a similar way, Dante's attempt to describe the abstract music of heaven is prepared by the transition from monophony to polyphony that takes place between Purgatory and Paradise, allowing the readers to come to terms with such a powerful concept as the sound of God.
The logical extension of the engineer's world is monophony, but it is monophony that seems to eventually seek even the flattening of its single melody.
In their experience of monophony, listeners have the uncanny experience of believing they are hearing a soloist and then discovering there are more voices just as a consonant is sounded.
This is in contrast both with homophony (which utilizes a dominant melodic line accompanied in the same rhythm by the other voices, thus providing the harmonic texture) and monophony (a technique which displays only one melodic line, regardless of the number of vocal parts).
We define two basic ways associative sets (or subsets) may unfold with respect to one another, in monophony and polyphony.
The Hebrew prophets took the same view, which is why early Christians spumed the rich instrumental homophony of pagan music in favor of a spare vocal monophony, a single melodic line sung without accompaniment.
The Danish songs, dating from the 9th though 15th centuries, seem like much that was being produced all over Europe at the time--simple a cappella monophony, homophony, and early polyphonic styles.
But Grocheo's musica simplex (or vulgaris) is clearly not completely synonymous with their musica plana because, although both indicate monophony, his term signifies secular monophony and theirs signifies sacred monophony (plainchant).
Ciabattoni sets out to demonstrate that music is a structural pillar of the Commedia and that it evolves, or morphs, from "infernal music" to monophony in the Purgatorio, to polyphony in the Paradiso.
The instrumental monophony performed by these instruments tends to mirror the thachin gyi vocal style: highly embellished and lyrical.
First monophony, then polyphony, which music essentially lived by up to the 20th century, and then modern music, which has been as it were striving for some kind of self-transcendence, as if it wanted yet to change its state again and become a kind of "radiance" or better still "radiation outwards".
The form plan exhibits the organization of three autonomous types of subdivision: Klang (sound) moments, with verticality, monophony, regularity, noises, percussion, men's voices; Melodie moments, with horizontality, homophony, heterophony, chance, pitches and noises mixed in equal measure; Dauer (duration) moments, with diagonality, polyphony, irregularity, noises, percussion, men's voices.
While recognizing that the movements of a 15th- century Mass setting rely for their effect partly on the alternation of monophony and polyphony, Page nevertheless decides against the `archeological' method of presenting the work as part of a full liturgical reconstruction, as has been practised in different ways by Andrew Parrott, Marcel Peres and, most extensively, Paul McCreesh.
Between extremes in the most precise technical sense: here to monophony, to
Now, thanks to Jann Cosart and A-R Editions, we have another, very welcome collection of monophony taken this time from W1 (Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod.