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Choir, choral music

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Author(s): Brusniak, Friedhelm
1. Definition Choir (from Old French cuer, ‘choir [of a church]’, ‘chorus of singers’ and ultimately the Greek chorós and Latin  chorus) today means a “group of singers”, in which the participants are at once interpreters and receivers of choral music performed  a cappella or with instrumental accompaniment [7]. Where the group of singers performs in a dramatic setting (e.g. in opera), the choir is called a chorus. Choral singing reconciles voices, creates atmosphere and accord that can be experienced socially, and makes a peculiar contri…
Date: 2019-10-14