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Term which refers to the vertical structure of a composition. That is to say, how many parts or voices there are, what the configuration (close, open, etc.) of the voices happens to be, how the voices interact, etc.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049, III

Monophonic: Aram Khatchaturian: Gayne Suite No. 2, Adagio

Claude Debussy: "Syrinx"

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34, "Fandango asturiano"

Dmitri Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1, "Music Box Waltz"

Polyphonic: Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude for Organ, "Wachet auf", BWV 645

Combined: Georges Bizet: L'arlésienne Suite No. 2. "Farandole"

Dmitri Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1, "Music Box Waltz"

Contrapuntal: Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 11, No. 3, III

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, IV

Giovanni Gabrieli: "Hodie Christus natus est"

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, III

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa in Festis Apostolorum I, "Agnus Dei"

Antonín Leopold Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, II

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, II

Modest Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, "Great Gate of Kiev"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626, Dies Irae, "Quantus tremor"

Homophonic: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, BWV 140

Jean Sibelius: "Finlandia", Op. 26

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 46, No. 1, "Åse's Death"


Last Updated: 2016-05-07 16:40:57