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pastorale

Definitions


[ˌpastəˈrɑːl], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a slow instrumental composition in compound time, usually with drone notes in the bass
(e.g: the pastorales in Handel's Messiah and Corelli's Christmas Concerto)

- a simple musical play with a rural subject
(e.g: these two short pastorales are considered the earliest true operas in French)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 18th century: from Italian, literally ‘pastoral’ (adjective used as a noun)




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