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Faburden [faburdon, faburthon, fabourden, faberthon etc.]locked

  • Brian Trowell


A style of improvised polyphony particularly associated with English music of the 15th century, related to but independent of Fauxbourdon.

The term ‘faburden’ originally designated the lowest voice in an English technique of polyphonic vocal improvisation that enabled a group of soloists or a choir to sing at sight a three-part harmonization of plainchant, derived from the notes of the chant itself. It flourished from about ...

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