canzone

Definitions:

  • A medieval Italian or Provençal lyric of varying stanzaic form, usually with a concluding envoy.
  • A polyphonic song evolving from this form of poetry and resembling the madrigal in style.
  • A song or air for one or more voices, of Provençal origin, resembling, though not strictly, the madrigal.
  • An instrumental piece in the madrigal style.
  • An <xref>Italian</xref> or <xref>Provençal</xref> <xref>song</xref> or <xref>ballad</xref>.
  • A <xref>canzona</xref> (mediaeval Italian instrumental composition).
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