canzona

Definitions:

  • A particular variety of lyric poetry in the Italian style, and of Provençal origin, which closely resembled the madrigal.
  • In <em>music:</em> A setting of such poetry, differing from the madrigal in being less elaborate and artistic.
  • An instrumental piece resembling a madrigal.
  • A type of instrumental composition based on multipart vocal settings of <xref>canzoni</xref>, produced chiefly in the 16th and 17th centuries
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