Figural music

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Figural , unlike the unanimous chant the contrapuntal polyphonic music embodied the 14th to the 16th century . Before the 16th century it was called mensural music. In the 17th / 18th century, so is also the melodic ornamentation of (chorale) Melody example, in Organ - Chorale Preludes meant. Choirs of figural music are called figural choirs .

Figural choirs


  • Johann Adolph Scheibe: On Musical Composition, Volume 1 . Schwickert, Leipzig 1773, p. 392 ( limited preview in Google Book search).

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Heinrich Adolf Köstlin: History of music in outline . TP Verone Publishing House, Nicosia 2017, p. 87 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  2. berlinerfiguralchor , on, accessed on September 25, 2019.
  3. Jülich Figuralchor eV - under the direction of Gregor Josephs ( Memento from August 27, 2018 in the Internet Archive )
  4. End and new beginning: Figuralchor Jülich is a thing of the past , at, accessed on September 25, 2019.