In addition to the use of medieval modes and monophonic texture, the rhythmic aspect of plainchant plays an important role in giving it its serene, otherworldly character. Which of the following statements most accurately describes the rhythmic content of plainchant?

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    Plainchant is usually in triple meter with a strong emphasis on the second beat.
    The music flows without a clearly defined beat and no regular pattern of strong or weak beats.
    Plainchant is always in duple meter, providing a march-like accompaniment for ritual processions and sacred rites.
    Plainchant alternates between duple and triple meter to provide variety, since the texture is always monophonic.
asked Oct 2, 2012 in Music by anonymous
    

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The music flows without a clearly defined beat and no regular pattern of strong or weak beats.
answered Oct 5, 2012 by LaMusica ~Expert~ (2,890 points)



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