A technique of improvising three-voiced homorhythmic polyphony described circa 1430 in England. One singer takes a traditional chant melody. Another sings the same melody a perfect fourth above. The third, the "faburdener," sings either a third or a perfect fifth below the chant. The result is a series of open fifth chords, mandatory at the beginning and end, and first-inversion triads.
   In 16th-century England faburden referred to a melody composed in counterpoint to a traditional chant, which was then discarded.
   See also Discant; Falsobordone; Fauxbourdon.

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  • Faburden —   [ fɑːbədn] der, s/ s, in der englischen Musik des 15. Jahrhunderts die Unterstimme eines improvisierten dreistimmigen Satzes, die in Terzen (mit Unterbrechungen durch Quinten) zum Cantus firmus der Mittelstimme (Mene) gesungen wurde, während… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Faburden — Fab ur*den (f[a^]b [u^]r*den), n. [F. faux bourdon. See {False}, and {Burden} a verse.] 1. (Mus.) (a) A species of counterpoint with a drone bass. (b) A succession of chords of the sixth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A monotonous refrain. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faburden — Fa|bur|den [ fæbəd(ə)n] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. älter engl. faburdoun, dies aus älter fr. faux bourdon, vgl. ↑Fauxbourdon> improvisierte Unterstimme in der engl. mehrstimmigen Musik des 15. u. 16. Jh.s (Mus.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • faburden — fab·ur·den …   English syllables

  • faburden — /ˈfæbədən/ (say fabuhduhn) noun → fauxbourdon …   Australian English dictionary

  • faburden — ˈfabə(r)dən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English faburdoun, from Middle French faux bourdon more at fauxbourdon : fauxbourdon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Фобурдон —         1) Англ. разновидность дисканта (1), ведущая своё происхождение от гимеля (староангл. faburdon, англ. faburden). P. представляет собой 3 гол. аккордовое последование, в к ром нотируется только тенор (2), излагающий хоральную мелодию. Два… …   Музыкальная энциклопедия

  • Фобурдон — (франц. fauxbourdon букв. «ложный бурдон»; позднелат. faburdon, faulxbourdon, также раздельно faulx bourdon), 1) техники композиции в многоголосной музыке западной Европы, главным образом, XV XVI веков; 2) жанр инструментальной… …   Википедия

  • fauxbourdon — /foh beuhr don /; Fr. /foh boohrdd dawonn /, n. 1. Music. a 15th century compositional technique employing three voices, the upper and lower voices progressing an octave or a sixth apart while the middle voice extemporaneously doubles the upper… …   Universalium

  • Fauxbourdon — (also Fauxbordon, and also commonly two words: Faux bourdon) ndash; French for false bass ndash; is a technique of musical harmonisation used in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, particularly by composers of the Burgundian School.… …   Wikipedia

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