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(from Fr. rapporter, to carry back).

In 17th‐cent. mus. parlance, ‘report’ was equivalent of ‘imitation’. It meant the re‐introduction, by one v. or part, of a melodic phrase just heard from another. In the Scottish Psalter of 1635 some tunes are headed ‘Heere are some Psalmes in Reports’. These are subjected to motet or anthem‐like treatment.

Subjects: Music.

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