An unaccompanied secular song with three or more voice parts, typically homophonic rather than contrapuntal in style.
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- The type of music would range from Bach to Beatles, part-songs, madrigals, folksongs, anthems, carols, show choruses - in fact anything which can be sung in four-part harmony.
- But this re-issue features solo songs, part-songs and canonic works in a variety of styles.
- Instrumental tutors were published and glees (simple part-songs for male voices) became popular.