part song definition

  • noun:
    • An unaccompanied secular, frequently homophonic choral composition, specifically regarding the 19th century.
    • An unaccompanied secular polyphonic song predating the madrigal.
    • a type of unaccompanied, often homophonic, vocal structure typically for a few sounds or a small choir
    • a song in 2 or more (commonly four) distinct singing components.
    • A song with a couple of sound components.
    • In music, a vocal composition for 2 or higher independent voices or parts; loosely, a glee or madrigal, and sometimes a round or catch. Part-songs are often meant to be sung without accompaniment.
    • a song with several voice components

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