Secular Part Songs -- See Part songs The term Part-songs is here defined as a type of vocal chamber music which may be performed by solo voices or a choral ensemble, with or without doubling or even with replacement by instruments; it applies to early music through the beginning of the seventeenth century and other works composed in a similar manner.Here are entered collections of secular part-songs and separately published secular part-songs with texts in more than one language. Part-songs with texts in one language are entered under Part-songs qualified by language, e.g. Part-songs, English.Part-songs composed in a form are entered under the name of the form, e.g. Polyphonic chansons.
Secular Vocal Emsembles -- See Vocal ensembles Here are entered compositions with secular texts for ten or more solo voices and collections of compositions for a varying number of solo voices. Such compositions with sacred texts are entered under the heading Sacred vocal ensembles. This heading is also qualified by specification of accompaniment, e.g. Vocal ensembles with orchestra; Vocal ensembles, Unaccompanied.