I am writing a four-part SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and wanted to know if repeated (that is, successive) octaves are permissible?
I know that parallel fifths/octaves are not allowed, but what about successive fifths and octaves?
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Yes, they are, and many authorities seem to consider this so utterly obvious that they never even mention it. (Tripped me up big time when doing a music test right after changing schools, once.)