Definition of isorhythmic in English:
(Of a composition or part) in which the rhythm is often repeated but the pitch of the notes is varied each time.
- Two of the most important composers of isorhythmic motets in the 14th century were Philippe de Vitry and Machaut.
- In each of Martin's Jadmi songs, however, the isorhythmic cycle always recommences at the beginning of the melodic descent.
- The melodic counterpart of isorhythmic patterning is the use of the same melodic phrase or line, each time at a different pitch level.
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