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Frederik Chopin was almost certainly born and bred as a Catholic, as were almost people in Poland during his lifetime. His father, Nicolas Chopin, was a Frenchman from Lorraine who had emigrated to Poland in 1787 at the age of sixteen. Frederik was baptised on Easter Sunday, 23 April 1810 in the same church where his parents had married, in Brochów. The ...


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This answer is more on the "balance of probability" basis.Hard to answer this other than in a subjective way, but backed up with references. Two parts to this First, finality. A "perfect" cadence (V - I) sounds more final. A plagal cadence has a sense of finality but is gentler and not as strong, so more appropriate for signing off a ...


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Your best bet in the classical world may well be Flemish Polyphony. Missa Virgo Prudentissima, Gloria A bit of research indicates that the subgenre of late Burgundian motet is the ideal overlap of complex polyphony with a distinct lead voice: Mass O Crux Lignum Motets Chanson - Antoine Busnois I've found it difficult to find this elsewhere in classical ...


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This imslp download claims to conform with urtext and shows mensural bar notation, which seems plausible. Actually the score is somewhat ambiguous, since the first repeat marks end with a half rest, which is not necessary with the upbeat. (One would likely make a short rest, no matter which notation is used). Given the slight emphasis on beats 1 and 3 is ...


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Palestrina slightly predated the widespread adoption of of modern measure lines ("bars") in written music, which didn't take place until the 17th century, so this piece was probably first transcribed without measure lines. With that being the case, it's largely a matter of opinion whether you draw the lines so this song begins on the half-note upbeat or the ...


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What a beautiful song! This is called Ukuthula and it's apparently a traditional Zulu hymn of peace. I was able to recognize the characteristic call-and-response of South African choral music, and from there, I did my best to identify a searchable phoneme. You'll find lyrics and a translation here: https://kairossouthernafrica.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/a-...


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I am not familiar with the book, but there is a well-known children's song/lullaby of that name. "Sweet and low / Wind of the western sea" Google books: 'Blubber' by Judy Bloom quotes the words '...rest, rest on mother's breast...' which matches words from the second verse quoted here: Wikipedia info on original poem which was set as a part-song in 1863 by ...


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I found it afterall. it is Miserere Mei, (Allegri), a setting of Psalm 51 (50) by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri. One rendition: Miserere mei, Deus - Allegri - Tenebrae


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