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polyphonic music conceived without an intention that the combined melody lines should form chordal or harmonic combinations
production of music by several voices or instruments at the same pitch, performed at the same octave or at different octaves
plainsong, gregorian chant
music to which portions of the catholic service are sung. the texture is monophonic, the timbre is that of unaccompanied voices
age of humanism
a period, characterized by a new optimism, that began in fourteenth-century italy and spread throughout western europe during the renaissance
a polyphonic composition in which all the voices perform the same melody, beginning at different times
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