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Chorale settingslocked

  • Robert L. Marshall
  •  and Robin A. Leaver

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Arrangements of traditional German Protestant hymns for several parts or voices. Chorale settings have developed since the early 16th century within two main traditions: ensembles for two or more voices or for a combination of voices and instruments; and settings for organ, that is, ‘organ chorales’. Compositions in both categories vary from the simplest of harmonizations to the most elaborate contrapuntal and formal designs....

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