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date: 21 November 2019

choral music 

Source:
Dictionary Plus Music
Author(s):
Tim Rutherford-JohnsonTim Rutherford-Johnson

Music written for a choir; that is, several voices singing together. It is an accessible form of community music making, varieties of which are found around the world. In the Western art music tradition choral music is predominantly religious, and some of its earliest examples include plainsong chants and early settings of the Mass. More recent genres range from the communion hymn to the dramatic oratorio, while secular examples include the madrigal and the choral symphony. Choirs also feature in opera and as backing musicians in some popular music.... ...

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