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Definition and background:

old spelling of air, referring to a composition written for several voices, often without instrumental accompaniment; popular around the early 17th century

For more information on the music term "Ayre" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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