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Paghjella

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Paghjella is a crucial term in Corsican multi-part singing, where it refers to a particular type of three-part a cappella harmony singing with a special contrapuntal relationship between the upper two parts. The word probably derives from...

New Corsican Polyphonies

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Corsica’s musical reputation in the twenty-first century rests significantly on its vocal polyphony, a very diverse musical phenomenon that typically combines materials from oral practices on the island with musical features of different...