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What makes the Hungarian rhapsodies sound... Hungarian?

More generally, how can a piece of music be made to sound, for want of a better word, foreign? The answer is: both technical means and local culture (and its characteristics) produces a certain idiom ...
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Do composers arrange an entire score without parallel perfect intervals or is this only when you have few voices and need them to all be independent?

If you are writing 4-voice harmony in the 17th century style, parallel perfect intervals are prohibited. In other styles they are permitted, even exploited. Just be aware of how their type of ultra-...
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