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Cantata

Cantata comes from the Italian word cantare, which means "to sing." It originated in the early 17th-century, but, as with any musical form, it has evolved through the year...

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How Did Different Types of Music Vary Over the Centuries?

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Originally, chamber music referred to a type of classical music that was performed in a small space such as a house or a palace room. The number of instruments used was few and wit...

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Choral Music

Choral music refers to music which is sung by a choir. Each musical part is sung by two or more voices. 

The size of a choir varies; it can be as few as a dozen singers or as large as to...

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The suite is a type of instrumental dance music that emerged during the Renaissance

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The fugue is a type of polyphonic composition or compositional technique based on a principal theme (subject) and melodic lines (

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Liturgical Music

Also known as church music, it is music performed during worship or a religious rite. It evolved from the music performed in Jewish synagogues.

 In its early form, singe...

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Motet emerged in Paris around the year 1200. It is a type of polyphonic vocal music which uses rhythm patterns. ...

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Opera

An opera is generally referred to as a stage presentation or work that combines music, costumes, and scenery to tell a story. Most operas are sung, with few or no spoken lines.&nbs...

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An oratorio is an extended composition for vocal soloists, chorus and

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It is a form of medieval church music that involves chanting; it emerged around 100 C.E. 

Plainchant does not use any instrumental accompaniment. Instead, it uses words ...

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Polyphony is a characteristic of Western music.

It began when singers started improvising with parallel melodies, with emphasis on fourth (ex. C to F) and fifth (ex. C to G)

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Round

A round is a vocal piece wherein different voices sing the same melody, at the same pitch, but the lines are...

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A symphony often has 3 to 4 movements. The beginning is moderately fast, t...

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