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The meaning of organum: some case studies
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The meaning of organum: some case studies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Plainsong and Medieval Music, 10, no. 2 (2001): 103-120

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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: WILLIAMS PETER
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 364098553
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