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Does “the original” Dies Irae show up in Verdi?

Does Verdi's (or Mozart's) famous Dies Irae draw on the original plainchant melody in any less obvious way, or does it just use the text?
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voice independence in SATB setting [closed]

I am looking for a suggestion for sheet music. I would like to study a piece of chorale or SATB style music that is simple to read (preferably transposed to C major) exemplifies good technique in ...
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In what form are the pieces “12 Days of Christmas” and “Green Grow the Rushes-O”?

The two pieces in the title share similar forms. I want to know what the name for this form is, if there is one. Basically, the form appears to be a repetition with an additional numbered fragment ...
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How to condense an SATB choir section with mixed dynamics, voices & hairpins

The score I’m working on has a four-part SATB choir, thus: For space-conservation reasons I usually condense my choir parts down to a SA/TB grand staff. But this choir section has different dynamics ...
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How to identify the 4-part chorale?

All I know so far is how to identify triad. However, in this asisgnment, there are 4 notes for each part. So how should I identify each chord, as the question requires? Thanks in advance!
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How did composers use the technique of “fauxbourdon”?

I've recently learned of a harmonisation technique called fauxbourdon (or faux bourdon, fauxbordon or false drone), used in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, e.g. by Giullaume Dufay; you can ...
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Forms of Latin in Choral Music [closed]

I was always taught that the choice of Germanic or Italianate Latin is determined by the nationality of the composer. The exception would be composers AFTER the pope's letter on CHURCH LATIN (...
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Bobby McFerrin Psalm 23 [closed]

Bobby McFerrin's Psalm 23 in Measures 7 & 15 does the E flat in the bass line make the tenor an E flat also?
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can you major in choral works as an instrumentation or is it just voice?

Sorry for, like, the dumb question, but do people actively try to join choral ensembles (and thus major in the choir as an instrumentation), or do they just go into voice for their majors?
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Organizing a HUGE music library

In addition to my own music teacher library (texts, octavos, sight-reading, composer biographies, instrumental method books, theory, etc.), I inherited an enormous library (thousands of pieces from a ...
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Numbers at the start of hymn [duplicate]

In my school hymn book I always see numbers and a name at the start of a hymn, eg Slane 10 11 10 10 Or 'irregular' What do these mean? Are they indications for the organist?
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What do these measures mean at the beginning of this choral piece?

The piece is "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen," and it was composed in the 1600s by Michael Praetorius. This score is edited.
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Reducing staff numbers in LilyPond

I have a choral piece where some of it is 4-part divisi SATB, and some of it is unison (true unison, not octaves). I would love to notate this in LilyPond with the two (women's & men's) staves ...
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SATB - how to balance the parts?

I have been wondering how to determine the optimal balance of voices in SATB music. I have found quite a bit of material on how to arrange the parts but less on the numbers. The arrangement issues ...