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Monophony and polyphony in liturgical music of the 15th and 16th centuries: coexistence and mutual inspiration in the territory of Central Europe


MAŇAS Vladimír

Year of publication 2015
Type Conference
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The International Musicological Colloquium in Brno was devoted to the wider context of the monophonic and polyphonic liturgical repertoire at the dawn of the early modern period. The coexistence of plainchant and polyphony is to be observed on various levels: plainchant still remains the essential element of liturgical music; with regard to polyphonic music, it not only defines the framework of the compositional layout, but also represents the monophonic backbone by providing the motivic material. At the same time it symbiotically represents a contrasting type of musical utterance as well as the starting material for improvising polyphony – a technique which is embedded in the emerging theory of counterpoint.
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