Origin of part song
Examples from the Web for part song
A part-song is a composition for two or more voices, (usually four) to be sung a capella.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
Part-song was simplified, and Johan Walther compiled a hymnal of religious songs in the vernacular for from four to six voices.
The sanction of the cardinals was given—and part-song harmony became permanently one of the angel voices of the Christian church.
Suddenly, from a grove behind us, came the sound of children's voices singing an old German part-song.A Camera Actress in the Wilds of Togoland|Meg Gehrts
Let us take six gentlemen met together to learn the old thirteenth-century part-song, the round entitled ‘Sumer is icumen in.’English Costume|Dion Clayton Calthrop