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Introduction to Sousa's "Washington Post March," m. 1-7About this sound    features octave doubling[1] and a homorhythmic texture.

In music, homorhythm is a texture where there is a "sameness of rhythm in all parts" [2] or "very similar rhythm" as would be used in simple hymn or chorale settings.[3] Homorhythm is a condition of homophony.[2]

It may also be called chordal style, familiar style, note-against-note style, isometric, and homophonic.[3]

Homophony in Tallis' "If ye love me," composed in 1549. The voices move together using the same rhythm, and the relationship between them creates chords: the excerpt begins and ends with an F major triad.    


  1. ^ Benward & Saker (2003). Music: In Theory and Practice, Vol. I, p.133. Seventh Edition. ISBN 978-0-07-294262-0.
  2. ^ a b Griffiths, Paul (2005). The Penguin Companion to Classical Music, p.375. ISBN 0-14-051559-3.
  3. ^ a b Randel, Don Michael (2002). The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians, p.305. ISBN 0-674-00978-9.
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