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in The Oxford Companion to Music

Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199579037

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A word used for the songbooks of the German Middle Ages (most of which survive without music), for later poetry collections, whether printed or manuscript, for the German polyphonic songbooks of the 15th and 16th centuries, and for many later collections of songs with German text. This last obviously includes songs for voice and piano, most notably ...

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Subjects: Music

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