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Aka Polyphony

Analysing Renaissance polyphony

Aquitanian polyphony

An Art of Fugue? The Polyphonic Cinema of Marguerite Duras

Before Quasimodo: very early polyphony

Behind the stage: some thoughts on the Codex Speciálník and the reception of polyphony in late 15th-century Prague

The Book of Job as Polyphonic Text

California Polyphony: Ethnic Voices, Musical Crossroads. By Mina Yang. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. xii, 184 pp. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03243-1.)

Chinese Documentaries: from Dogma to PolyphonySinascape: Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Compositional Process and the Transmission of Notre Dame Polyphony

Cyprus: medieval polyphony

Early polyphonic Masses

Echoes and Polyphony

El Escorial polyphony

Federalism as Polyphony


Georgian (Caucasus) Children’s Polyphonic Conception of Music

Georgian Polyphony and its Journeys from National Revival to Global Heritage

Iberian polyphony to 1500

Iberian polyphony to 1500

‘Imagine all the people. . .’: polyphonic flowers in the hands and voices of Indians in 16th-century Mexico

Infunde amorem cordibus: an early 16th-century polyphonic hymn cycle from Seville

Jumping to Conclusions: The Falling-Third Cadences in Chant, Polyphony, and Recitative. By Richard Hudson.

Languishing for provenance: Zelo tui langueo and the search for women's polyphony in England

Late 16th-century Spanish polyphony

Leoninus - Composer of polyphony

Linyova, Yevgeniya (died 1919), polyphonic folksong collector

Listening to sacred polyphony

Listening to sacred polyphony

Listening to sacred polyphony c.1500


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Many sounds. Mus. in which several simultaneous v. or instr. parts are combined contrapuntally, as opposed to monophonic mus. (single melody) or homophonic mus. (one melodic line, the other parts acting as acc.). In historical terms, polyphonic era is defined as 13th–16th cents., but polyphony survived beyond 1700.

Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500) — music.

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