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Absatz

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 15 words.

Absetzen

Clive Brown.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 152 words.

(Ger.).

As a musical term, absetzen has two meanings: (1) to separate one note from another, as is usual in staccato performance and (2) to transcribe vocal music into tablature...

Accentus

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 59 words.

(Lat.).

A term used in the 16th century (e.g. Ornithoparchus, Musicae activae micrologus, 1517) for the simple forms of plainchant based on recitation tones as used in the...

Accompagnato

Jack Westrup and David Fallows.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 150 words.

(It.: ‘accompanied’; past participle of accompagnare).

A short term for recitativo accompagnato, i.e. Recitative accompanied by the orchestra with expressive motifs, equivalent...

Accompaniment

David Fuller.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 1225 words.

(Ger. Begleitung).

In the most general sense, the subordinate parts of any musical texture made up of strands of differing importance. A folksinger's listeners clap their hands...

Added sixth chord

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 131 words.

(Fr. sixte ajouté).

In functional harmony a subdominant chord with an added major 6th above the bass (e.g. f–a–c′–d′ in C major, f–a ♭–c′–d′ in C minor); it can...

Additional accompaniments

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 34 words.

Aeolian

Harold S. Powers.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 281 words.

The name assigned by Glarean in the Dodecachordon (1547) to the authentic mode on A, which uses the diatonic octave species a–a′, divided at e′ and composed of a first species of 5th...

Affects, theory of the

George J. Buelow.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 349 words.

Ger. Affektenlehre

In its German form, a term first employed extensively by German musicologists, beginning with Kretzschmar, Goldschmidt and Schering, to describe in...

Affinalis

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 64 words.

[confinalis] (Lat.)

In medieval theory, the Final of a transposed Mode. Commonly, a was the affinalis of the Dorian or Hypodorian mode transposed up a 5th and the Phrygian or...