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  • The literal meaning of a capella in Italian is “as in the chapel,” or “in the style of the chapel.” And what has the chapel got to do with it?
  • The literal meaning of a capella in Italian is “as in the chapel,” or “in the style of the chapel.” And what has the chapel got to do with it?
  • A song cycle is a set of songs whose texts—often by a single poet—are linked by a common subject, mood, or story. Though the songs of the cycle are all…
  • When it comes to the history of the guitar, the only thing that’s certain… is that nothing is certain.
  • To make an arrangement of a musical composition is to rewrite the composition for a new set of musical forces—to rewrite a wind quintet for string…
  • The term a capella is one of the more familiar Italian terms we run into in the music world. When applied to vocal music, a capella simply means “without…
  • For centuries, composers of classical music have been borrowing and adapting ideas and styles from popular music. Renaissance composers, for example,…