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glee, in music, an unaccompanied song for three or more solo voices in harmony. The word glee [Anglo-Saxon, gligge or gliw=music] has been associated with vocal music from the time of the medieval gleeman or jongleur. The glee consisted of several short, individual pieces interpreting a poetic passage. The form is exclusively English and flourished mainly between 1750 and 1830, after which time it was displaced by the part songs of the Victorian composers. Glorious Apollo by Samuel Webbe (1740–1816) was the most famous glee. Gentlemen's glee societies were popular in England during the 18th cent., and women's glee societies had some vogue at the end of the century. In the United States glee clubs are simply choral organizations.

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glee. A choral comp. in a number of short self-contained sections, each expressing the mood of some particular passage of the poem set, the mus. predominantly harmonic (i.e. in blocks of chords), rather than contrapuntal. Properly it is for solo male vv. (unacc.). It flourished c.1750–c.1830, during which time a remarkable series of able composers, such as Samuel Webbe, made lavish contributions to the repertory, but subsequently gave way gradually to the part-song. It is a purely Eng. form, and was much fostered by the popularity of glee clubs. (In USA this name has been applied to univ. mus. clubs with more general aims.)

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glee / glē/ • n. 1. great delight: his face lit up with impish glee. 2. a song for men's voices in three or more parts, usually unaccompanied, of a type popular esp. c.1750–1830.

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glee †play, sport; †ministrelsy, music OE. (unaccompanied part-song XVII); mirth, rejoicing XII. OE. glēo, glīo = ON. (rare) glý :- *ʒliujam (not repr. in other Gmc. langs.).

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