Definition of polyphony
: a style of musical composition employing two or more simultaneous but relatively independent melodic lines : counterpoint
Recent Examples of polyphony from the Web
Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble’s unique take on Renaissance polyphony.
Accompanied on historical instruments, scenes from the drama will be interwoven with polyphony, plainchant and instrumental improvisation.
Ligeti was inspired by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, jazz and the complex polyphony of sub-Saharan African music while writing his series of rhythmically complicated and virtuosic character pieces.
The instrument features dozens of presets, from old-school monophonic Moog sounds to all manner of goofy, hypersonic polyphony.
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