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Geistliches Konzert
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1. Concept and terminological history

The geistliches Konzert, generally rendered in English as “chorale concerto”, is a term derived from the compositional principle of the concerto to denote certain types of 17th-century motets, although it implies no strict definition of a genre. It serves either to denote motets for few voices and accompanied by figured bass, or works on a larger scale, sometimes involving several choirs. From the 18th century, t…

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Groote, Inga Mai, “Geistliches Konzert”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019744>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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