voice exchange

noun

Definition of voice exchange

: the simultaneous exchange of musical phrases between two or more voices or parts
  • First, there is a voice exchange: the lower voice moves up a semitone from G to A♭, then the upper voice descends a semitone from A♭ to G.
  • —Joseph N. StrausThe Music of Ruth Crawford Seeger1995
called also part exchange

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First Known Use of voice exchange

1949


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