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A term for music in which an ensemble is divided into distinct groups, used in opposition, often spatial, and using contrasts of volume, pitch, timbre etc. See Chorus, §3 and Cori spezzati/polychoral .

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Small, relatively thick Cymbals, of clear, definite pitch. Up to about 12 cm in diameter and commonly played in pairs, they are often called ‘finger cymbals’ and held each in one hand or looped to a finger and thumb of one hand. Sets of up to 13 (one chromatic octave) can be mounted on a frame and struck with light metal hammers. In modern parlance they are often called ...

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Martin Picker

(b ?Venice, fl early 16th century). Italian composer. 15 frottolas and 2 laudi are attributed to ‘A. de Antiquis’ (sometimes abbreviated to ‘A. de A.’) in the collections of Ottaviano Petrucci and Andrea Antico. Petrucci appended ‘Venetus’ to Antiquis's name in Frottole libro quinto...

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Donna G. Cardamone

(b Corato; d Bari, after 1608). Italian composer and anthologist. Antiquis was associated with the basilica of S Nicola, Bari, for most of his career, first as cleric (from 1565), then as canon and choirmaster. From 1606 to 1608 he was chaplain and singing teacher of the Conservatorio dei Poveri di Gesù Cristo in Naples. His two anthologies of ...

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An unnamed Beneventan bishop credited in the 12th-century Calixtine manuscript ( E-SC ) with a conductus, Jacobe sancte tuum repetito, that appears in both monophonic and polyphonic settings. The attribution may be fictitious, particularly since the Beneventan see was an archbishopric from 969.

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Elisabeth Cook

(b Vienna, Nov 2, 1755; d Paris, Oct 16, 1793). Queen of France and patron of opera . The daughter of Emperor Franz I of Austria, she received her early tuition from Gluck (clavecin and singing) and Noverre (dance and deportment). As dauphine (...

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Peter Schwalm and Barry Kernfeld

(b Zurich, May 24, 1937). Swiss drummer. He began learning the rudiments of drumming in a Swiss marching band at the age of nine and discovered jazz as a teenager. After playing with a local dixieland band for two years from the age of 16, and studying at the music academy in Zurich from the age of 17, he began his professional career in ...

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Dieter Härtwig

(b Dresden, Dec 27, 1755; d Dresden, June 6, 1836). German prince and amateur composer. The third son of Friedrich Christian of Saxony and the noted patron and composer Maria Antonia Walpurgis, he was originally intended for the Catholic priesthood, but in 1781...

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