Fauxbourdon [faulx bourdon; fau(l) bordon, fau(l) wordon; fauburdum] (Fr.; Ger. Faberdon, Faberton, Fabordon, Fabourdon etc.; It. falsobordone; Sp. fabordón, favordón; Port. fabordão)
- Brian Trowell
A technique of either improvised singing or shorthand notation particularly associated with sacred music of the 15th century. The Iberian and Germanic forms of the word appear to derive from the English Faburden, although the French form was also known in these areas. The Italian ...