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(from Gk. strophe).

Term applied to song in which the same mus. is repeated, perhaps with very minor change, for each successive stanza of setting of a poem, in manner of folk‐song. The opposite, where the mus. progresses, is called ‘through‐composed' (Ger. Durchkomponiert). In general, the strophic song is simple and lyrical, the through‐composed more dramatic or complex.

Subjects: Music.


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