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composition  

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In music, a piece to be played or sung. The one who composes is a composer. The term has a slightly different meaning in the Western and Indian context. In ...
Hauptstimme

Hauptstimme  

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(Ger.). ‘Principal voice’:the leading part, often the soprano. Schoenberg used the term to denote the principal part in a complex polyphonic texture, often marked in the score by a bracket symbol ...
scale

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(from It. scala, ‘staircase’, ‘ladder’; Ger. Tonleiter; Fr. gamme).A series of single notes progressing up or down stepwise. Thus, a series of notes within an octave used as the basis of comp. Scales ...
Sprechgesang, Sprechstimme

Sprechgesang, Sprechstimme  

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(Ger.).Spoken song, speech‐song. Type of vocal perf. between speech and song. First used by Humperdinck in first version of his opera Königskinder (1897), where singers were told to approximate the ...

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