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In all regions, the songs sung in the streets during the dawn rosary or in the call sung to announce the dawn rosary, often performed by groups of men singing different parts, sometimes accompanied by wind instruments. In either the Catalan or Castilian languages, with a considerable diversity of forms, but very commonly multipart. They are still in active use in some villages in the Valencia Region. The most frequent multipart procedure is in parallel thirds, but some employ the other procedures described under religious songs. In La Vall d’Uixó (Valencia Region), the three parts can be doubled at the octave to create an arrangement in five or even six parts. The rhythm can be regular and measured, or else flexible, in recitative style.