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Gymel [gimel, gemell, gemmel etc.]locked

  • Ernest H. Sanders

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A 15th- and 16th-century English term denoting the counterpoint that results from the temporary splitting of one voice part in a polyphonic composition into two voices of equal range. Each of the two voices so produced is usually designated as ‘gymel’ in the manuscript sources. The evident etymological derivation of the word from the Latin ...

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