contenance angloise

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Fifteenth-century term describing the ‘English manner’ of musicians such as Dunstable, then adopted by Burgundian composers (Du Fay and Binchois). It is taken as referring to the new (typically English) preference for counterpoint based on thirds and sixths.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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