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  • 7 Apr 2022
    Mary Channen Caldwell

    Devotional Refrains in Medieval Latin Song

    In song, the refrain—a portion of text and music repeated between stanzas—gives singers and listeners an opportunity to join together on the most memorable and predictable part of a song. As any singer can attest, refrains are retained in the memory even as the rest of the words and melodies of a song slip away. […]

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