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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major; A system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters.

Usage examples (5)
  • Gombert was not above occasional solmization puns as on the words ‘ut’ and ‘sol’ in O gloriosa Dei genitrix.
  • From about 1800, singing-school tunebooks bagan to be published in a four-shape system of shaped noteheads corresponding to the then current Elizabethan solfa solmization.
  • He is generally credited with having invented the art of solmization, the introduction of the staff, the use of the hand for teaching intervals, and the introduction of...
  • Josquin also paid homage to Duke Ercole in one of his Mass settings; it is built round an eight-note melody derived from the syllables ‘Her-cu-les Dux Fer-ra-ri-e’ ‘Ercole,... for more
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