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Setting, musical
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1. Definition

The German Satz as a musical term is used today in at least four senses: (1) the manner in which all voices participating in a musical piece relate and work together (a technical and structural sense, i.e. the “setting”); (2) a “movement,” that is, a distinct, coherent piece forming part of a series or cycle (e.g. of a symphony); (3) a unit of musical syntax (“motif” or “theme”) formed in the same way as a clause in speech, for example, a four-measure …

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Moßburger, Hubert, “Setting, musical”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026966>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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