Lexicon of Local Terminology on Multipart Singing in Europe


The work on this Lexicon was part of the project European Voices II. The terms and expressions elucidated have to do with singing styles and repertoires, with generic concepts, with terms and expressions from everyday life —often of different connotations within the vocabulary of multipart music — as well as with other indicators of local communities’ worldviews on music making and music perception.

The terms published here represent a small selection of the Lexicon entries. The aim is to provide insights into this work in progress, wishing at the same time to get feed back from interested users.