Falsobordone (It.: ‘false bass’, from Fr. fauxbourdon)
- Murray C. Bradshaw
A chordal recitation based on root position triads, with the form and often the melody of a Gregorian psalm tone. Mostly intended for the singing of vesper psalms, falsobordoni are in two sections, each made up of a recitation on one chord followed by a cadence. As a style, the ...