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a type of polyphonic singing

Musica enchiriadis

music theory treatise describing a type of polyphonic singing called Organum.

Parallel Organum

Organum in which all voices move in lockstep, up or down, with the intervals between voices remaining the same.

vox principalis

example of parallel organum. pre-existing chant to be enhanced.

vox organalis

example of parallel organum. a newly created line to be added to the chant.

Winchester Troper

a chant manuscript mainly preserving additions to the liturgy called tropes.

sustained-tone organum

the bottom voice holds a note while the faster-moving top voice embellishes it in a florid fashion.

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