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The Oxford Companion to Music

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The term has been used more specifically to denote the highest voice-part in a polyphonic work; see part (1).

cantus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Song. In the 16th and 17th cents. applied to the uppermost v. in choral music.

counterpoint

counterpoint  

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Made‐up Latin for counterpoint and used by J. S. Bach instead of ‘fugue’ as a heading for the movts. of his Die Kunst der Fuge.
gymel

gymel  

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(from Lat. gemellus, twin).The word has been used in mus. in 3 senses, all with the idea of twinship. (1) Style of singing alleged to have been common in parts of Britain as early as the 10th or 11th ...
L' Homme Armé

L' Homme Armé  

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Old Fr. folk‐song used by Du Fay, Palestrina, and more than 20 other composers in 15th, 16th, and 17th cents. as a cantus firmus in their Masses, which then became known by this title. Maxwell ...

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