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ony in Germany is parallelism, particularly parallel thirds. Whether this came about through the influence of art music or whether it originated as a folk practice cannot be said. Perhaps it was once ex­clusively a folk practice that was reinforced by similar forms in art music. Much of the part-singing (which is concentrated in Southern Germany and the Alpine region) is definitely in the category of chordal harmony. This is surely the case in Example 4-10, a wood-
example 4-10. German woodsmen's song, from pamphlet accompanying the recording, Deutsche Volkslieder, eine Dokumentation des Deutsche?! Musikrates, ed. Deutsches Volksliedarchiv, Freiburg (Wolfenbiittel: Moseler Verlag, 1961), p. 11.

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