Text-setting [setting] (Ger. Vertonung)
- Jonathan King
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’....