Recitation tone

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As recitation , Reperkussionston , repercussa , tenor , tuba or Psalmodisationston an important Strukturton is within the church modes , respectively.

In addition to the basic tone, the finalis , another tone, the recitation tone, always plays a role in the melodic course of the medieval tone systems. This tone is usually reached at an early point in time within a melodic section, and it is played around more often than other tones. In the psalm tones, the recitation tone is the tone on which much of the psalm text is recited.