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  • Because of this "echoing" choirs feature, the composers of Venice became famous for writing a special type of choral music known as polychoral music, or antiphonal choral music.


  • That evening's magnificent de Victoria concert culmi nated in Mr. Kyr's electrifying polychoral motet for chorus, soloist and strings, "A Time for Song."

    Modern Echoes of the Renaissance

  • Balance was handled carefully amid a constant stream of changing textures, most strikingly in the polychoral density of the Rheinberger.

    Concert review: National Master Chorale at National Presbyterian Church

  • There was a similarly varied range of musical styles, from Juan de Araujo's polychoral settings, reminiscent of Gabrieli, to native composer Francisco Hernand├ęz's beautiful, haunting motet, a piece that stood comparison with one of the great Spanish works of the era, Alonso Lobo's Versa est in luctum.

    Latin American Vespers

  • Mr. HUNT: Yes, and this piece is particularly fun to sing because it's written in a polychoral style whereby one choir sings to the other, the other answers it, and then you have this wonderful coming together of the two choirs as the lovers conjoin.

    Stile Antico: Young Voices Revive Old Music

  • There were only three trumpets, three trombones and an organ providing accompaniment to "In ecclesiis" and the large chorus was divided into three groups, one onstage, and two on the left and right aisles of the Davies Hall orchestra section in an attempt to give the big hall a church-like polychoral sound.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In the other sources one can trace the emergence of more distinctive stylistic traits, particularly in the field of rhythm, where Pedro de Cristo developed the above-mentioned penchant for declamation and, occasionally, harmonic motion in crotchets, which was relatively rare in Portugal at that period; this characteristic is found particularly in polychoral works such as the 8th-tone setting of the Magnificat and the hymn Sanctorum meritis.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Utendal's work embraces a wide range of sacred and secular forms: much of his music is polyphonic in texture, richly scored and containing both chromatic and polychoral elements, in the manner of the more progressive Netherlandish composers of the time, such as Lassus, Christian Hollander and Ivo de Vento.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Although Vaet generally used the style of pervading imitation deriving from Gombert, he also used chordal and polychoral textures.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Huelgas Ensemble performed on Thursday evening at the Fourth Universalist Church on Central Park West were among the repertory's most interesting and enveloping outliers: polychoral scores for 12, 16, 24 and even 40 voices.

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