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II. Music (CT)

1. Even if, ideally, in the recital of texts there could be a clear distinction between 'singing' and 'speaking', one could imagine an entire spectrum ranging from Sprechgesang to conventional 'singing'. From a musical perspective any type of text could fall into this range. Music can imitate metrical features of a text such as long vs. short, stress or number of sylla…

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Haas, Max (Basle), “Metrics”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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