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- adj. Of or pertaining to a hexachord
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pertaining to or consisting of hexachords.
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Against a common view of musical writers, Dom Pothier contends that Guido did not actually give these syllabic names to the notes, did not invent the hexachordal system, etc., but that insensibly the comparison of the melodies led to the syllabic naming.
The improvement in singing soon made the limits of the hexachords too small to be practical; therefore another syllable was added to the hexachordal system, _si_, and with this seventh note we have our modern scale.
Before leaving the hexachordal system, it may be as well to explain the mode of procedure when the voice had to go beyond the interval of the sixth.
And especially one noted for his hexachordal rotation, a technique pioneered by Stravinsky, based on parsing the
Masses were sometimes styled by the name of the chant-mode in which they were composed (e.g. "Primi Toni") or, founded on the hexachordal system, were styled "Missa super voces musicales" (Missa Ut, Re, Mi,