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  • Richard L. Crocker


A general term used to designate, among many other things, a particular kind of Latin sacred song popular from the 11th century on. Its distinguishing features are rhyme and accentual scansion in the text; frequent but varied and imaginative use of strophe, couplet and refrain; and clear, songlike phrases in the melody....

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Journal of the American Musicological Society
St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Die Musikforschung