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    • found: Work cat.: 2001326702: Tischler, H. Conductus and contrafacta, c2001:p. 45-47 (the author apparently coins the procedural term "contrafacture")
    • found: New Harvard dict. of music, 4th ed.(Contrafactum: A vocal work in which a new text has been substituted for the original one. The substitution of new texts in preexisting works was common through the 16th century, was restricted to fewer genres in the 17th and 18th centuries, and, in art music, largely disappeared in the 19th century.)
    • found: New Harvard dict. of music:Parody (2) (A work in which a new text has been substituted for the original, often without humorous intent. A work of this type from the Middle Ages or Renaissance is usually termed a contrafactum.)
    • found: New Grove dict. of music, 2nd ed.(Contrafactum: In vocal music, the substitution of one text for another without substantial change to the music. As the term is used in the modern sense, no precise limits have been observed in the designation of a song or composition as a contrafactum. Contrafacta are found in the secular monophonic repertory of the 12th and 13th centuries, in the plainchant repertory, in medieval polyphony, in exchanges between secular partsongs and the motet in the 15th and 16th centuries, in the Italian laude, in the Protestant chorale, and in other types. In the late 17th and 18th centuries, contrafacta tended to be called parody.)
    • found: Web. 3(contrafact or contrafactum, pl. contrafacts or contrafacta: a 16th century musical setting of the mass or a chorale or hymn produced by replacing the text of a secular song with religious poetry)
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