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On the site IP Iustitia a lawyer, Jani Ihalainen, discusses this in detail, at least for the USA. TLDR: in the US the courts have held that a voice is not copyrightable, but copying a voice can still be forbidden in certain circumstances if the copying can be regarded as impersonation. Bette Midler and Tom Waits both won cases where other people copied ...


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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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Perhaps because to laugh the first time may be spontaneous but to laugh every time feels contrived, and laughter come across better as the former than the latter.


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