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Text-setting [setting] (Ger. Vertonung)locked

  • Jonathan King

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The composition of vocal music to a given text. Music with one note per syllable is known as ‘syllabic setting’ and that with many notes per syllable as ‘melismatic setting’; text-setting in which new syllables are enunciated at regular intervals (regardless of the number of notes per syllable) is referred to as ‘isochronic’....

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