Choral setting

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A choral setting is the arrangement of a song or song for several voices sung (see also polyphony ). The most common case is the four-part set for mixed choir ( S A T B ), as well as three- or four-part sets for choirs with the same voices (SSA, SSAA, T Bar B, TTBB). Frequent extensions are also the eight-part choral setting (SSAATTBB) and the double-choir setting (SATB / SATB).

Specifically, the arranger has to find accompanying tones for each note of the melody, which together usually result in matching chords , and assign the accompanying tones to a voice. Sometimes dissonances are also set, which often dissolve into a consonance .

The term describes both the type of musical composition and individual specific pieces of music that are set for the choir.