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(music) arranged for four voices or instruments
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  • It was an arrangement of one of Mendelssohn's four-part songs.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • We now come to the consideration of the dictation of four-part chords.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home
  • What all these composers lack is the art of writing pure harmonies and four-part choruses.

  • Indeed, in their own particular way they are matched only by the composer's own four-part sonatas published after his death.

    Purcell John F. Runciman
  • Descant, des′kant, n. the air in a four-part song: a discourse or disquisition under several heads.

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