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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter X

The CHORALE

The medieval Latin term choralis is derived from the Greek choros - choir and meant Church choir singing.

In Catholic music chorales were monophonic, i.e. they were used to singing in unison.

In the Protestant Church chorales steel polyphonic - usually a four-part.

Melody chorales differ exalted character. They are solemn, but sedentary - static aligned, sluggish rhythm. Harmony is sustained chord in the warehouse with a very strong voice-leading.

I. S. Bach. St. Matthew passion. 44. The chorale. Wer hat dich so geschlagen

Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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