‘Poly’ is many and ‘phony’ is voice. So it’s music written for more than one voice. Back when monophonic music was a thing, it was like saying ‘Let’s perform two songs together. One song by itself is just way too mainstream.’ The two voices sing (or play) different phrases and are linked by their harmonies. Two people singing exactly the same thing isn’t polyphony.
- Post category:Music Glossary / P
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- Post published:January 28, 2021
- Post author:Librettista Capricciosa