Section 14.2 Chorale Texture
Chorale textures are those in which there is a chord for every (or nearly every) melody note. A familiar example of chorale texture is the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
In the following example by Schubert, the melody at times moves in a slightly different rhythm that the chords below.
Chorale textures are also described as “homorhythmic” because all of the parts move in the same rhythm.
In the next section we will examine arpeggiated accompaniments.