originally, any musical instrument (later in particular an organ); the term attained its lasting sense, however, during the Middle Ages in reference ... [10 related articles]
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organum (singular); organa (plural) An organ: a somewhat independent part of the body that is arranged according to a characteristic structural plan, and performs a special function or functions. It is composed of various tissues, one that is primary in function. Also called organon.
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[instrument] An organum is any one of a number of musical instruments which were the forerunners of the organ. The name comes from the Latin organum, meaning any tool in general or any musical instrument in particular (or an organ of the body), which in turn came from the Greek organon, with...
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Organum (əm; Greek: ὄργανον - organon "organ, instrument, tool") is, in general, a plainchant melody with at least one added voice to enhance the harmony, developed in the Middle Ages. Depending on the mode and form of the chant, a supporting bass line (or bourdon) may be sung on the same ...
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organum (ôr'gunum) , in music, compositional technique, developed in Europe during the 10th cent., in which each note of Gregorian chant melody was doubled by another note. In the earliest examples, called parallel organum, the doubling interval was constant, usually the lower fourth or fi...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ōr′gă-nŭm, ōr′gă-nă Synonyms: organ, organ
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