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Contratenor

Owen Jander.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 408 words.

(Lat.: ‘against the tenor’)

The name given in the 14th and early 15th centuries to a polyphonic line composed in the same range as the Tenor. The practice of writing a part...

Contratenor altus

Owen Jander.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 581 words.

(Lat.: ‘high [part] against the tenor’)

A line in polyphony lying just above the tenor. In the 15th century, as music came to be written in four rather than only three voices,...

Dotted rhythms

Stephen E. Hefling.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Early Music Theory; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 2160 words.

Rhythms in which long notes alternate with one or more short notes, so called because the long notes are usually written with the aid of the dot of addition (see Note values). Dotted...

Doubling

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Performance Practice and Studies. 34 words.

Echo

Murray Campbell and Mary Térey-Smith.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Music Theory and Analysis; Acoustics Theory; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 1701 words.

The repetition of sound after a short time interval. In addition to the applications discussed below the term is used for a signal-processing device (also known as a delay) that...

Kolorieren

Claus Bockmaier.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Production Engineering; Early Music Theory; Music; Performance Practice and Studies. 192 words.

(Ger., from Lat. colorare: ‘to ornament’)

To introduce Coloration. A term used in German-speaking lands during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to describe the use of...