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Fixity, Flexibility, and Compositional Process in Old Hispanic Chant

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Fixity, Flexibility, and Compositional Process in Old Hispanic Chant. / Hornby, Emma; Maloy, Rebecca.

In: Music and Letters, Vol. 97, No. 4, gcw106, 15.03.2017, p. 547-574.

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Hornby, E & Maloy, R 2017, 'Fixity, Flexibility, and Compositional Process in Old Hispanic Chant', Music and Letters, vol. 97, no. 4, gcw106, pp. 547-574. https://doi.org/10.1093/ml/gcw106

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Hornby, Emma ; Maloy, Rebecca. / Fixity, Flexibility, and Compositional Process in Old Hispanic Chant. In: Music and Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 97, No. 4. pp. 547-574.

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