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CLIP 12071

How a choir works – choral polyphony

How a choir works – choral polyphony
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Key Info
  • How a choir works – choral polyphony
  • Duration: 02:01
  • Choral polyphonic texture is explored through performance and commentary by choral experts including Gareth Malone who demonstrates this device by conducting a choir who perform William Byrd's 'Mass for three Voices'. Experts describe what the word means and how lines of sound that occur together pass the listener's ear from part to part - all working together perfectly harmoniously.
  • Subject:

    Music

       Topic:

    Texture

  • Keywords: texture, polyphony, parts, voices, Byrd, Mass for 3 voices, harmony, choir, Gareth Malone
Ideas for use in class
  • Analysing music - choral polyphony, the elements of music - texture, relative listening - sacred Music, musical devices
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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