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Choirs have taken part in church services from the earliest times, but for many
centuries their role was confined to singing plainsong in unison. Such choirs
varied considerably in size and style, but the choir of a well-endowed abbey or
The territory's economy, based almost entirely on the mining and extraction of
phosphate there for shipment to Australia and New Zealand, was undergoing
change in the early 1990s. The recoverable reserves of phosphate were nearly ...
Cimabue 320 cally sensitive style of Giovanni Bellini, the great Venetian master
of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Cima's fully developed style is evident in
his earliest dated picture, an altarpiece done in 1489 (Museo Civico of Vicenza).
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