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  • noun Plural form of plainsong.

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Examples

  • In the Missa defunctorum, however, the four-voice texture is maintained throughout, and the polyphony paraphrases the appropriate plainsongs.

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  • Over the years, plainsongs' unadorned melodies, sung in Latin to an uneven meter, became somehow suggestive of high religiosity.

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  • Over the years, plainsongs' unadorned melodies, sung in Latin to an uneven meter, became somehow suggestive of high religiosity.

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  • We have his chants and his anthems and plainsongs to remind us of the one essential, of how lofty a singer passed down our highroad.

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  • Never had the peasants heard a hymn like this, so solemn, yet so triumphant, they who only knew their plainsongs, which rose to heaven like a great groan: 'Lord, we lay our guilt before Thine eyes.'

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