polyphony

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Synonyms for polyphony

music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments

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As Beretta notes, since most of the Mantuan sections begin with imitative polyphony and end on the finalis, Contino's original versions needed adjustment by adding new sections to fit into a new overall design.
My own guess - and it can only be a guess - is that extended and intricately overlapping imitative polyphony probably did require some form of score notation in order for the voice parts to be kept fully under control.
1767-1808), Rachmaninoff's Concerto adopts an Italianate style (with lush, romantic variations in dynamics) that predominates throughout the seven brief movements that alternate textures of homophonic chordal style with simple imitative polyphony.