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date: 27 January 2020

Canto de órgano (Sp.)locked



A term for mensural music, i.e. polyphony, as opposed to ‘canto llano’ (plainchant), used in Spain from the 13th or 14th century to the 18th. Juan Bermudo (Declaración de instrumentos musicales, 1555) defined canto de órgano as ‘harmony or melody that can be measured’. The term ‘canto figurado’ also referred to polyphony, but ‘canto de órgano’ is found more often in theoretical treatises....

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