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Organal style

Definition and background:

Organum (the earliest style of polyphonic music) in which the tenor sings the melody (the original chant) in very long notes while the upper voices move freely and rapidly above it.

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

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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