Chant |
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Chant |

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1) The beginning of a choral song, performed by one or more singers (singers). The chorus can consist of one motive, phrase, sentence, and sometimes extends to a whole verse, the final phrases of which (chorus) are repeated by the choir. In folk songs, when the verse is repeated, the chant usually varies.

2) In epics – an introduction that brings the listener to the main content of the work (The chant of the epic “Nightingale Budimirovich”, used by N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov in the opera “Sadko”, – the choir “Height, heavenly height”). Most of the epics do not have a melody and open directly with the beginning (the beginning of the epic narration).

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