What is madrigal?

  • (verb): Sing madrigals.
    Example: "The group was madrigaling beautifully"
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Madrigal

A madrigal is a secular vocal music composition, usually a partsong, of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. Traditionally, polyphonic madrigals are unaccompanied; the number of voices varies from two to eight, and most frequently from three to six.

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La Cheminée Du Roi René - Structure
... Chasse à Valabre (hunting at Valabre) Madrigal nocturne (nocturnal madrigal) All the movements are very short, with an alternation between "nonchalant" and very rapid tempi a ... The final Madrigal, calm, restful and very neoclassical, brings the work to a melancholy close ...
Madrigal (poetry)
... Madrigal (Italian madrigale) is the name of a form of poetry, the exact nature of which has never been decided in English ... poem of amatory character," offers no distinctive formula some madrigals are long, and many have nothing whatever to do with love ... The most important English collection of madrigals, not set to music, was published by William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649) in his Poems of 1616 ...
Madrigal - Musical Examples
... Stage 1 Madrigal Arcadelt, Ahime, dov'e bel viso, 1538 Stage 2 Madrigal (prima practica) Willaert, Aspro core e selvaggio, mid 1540s Stage 3 Madrigal (seconda practica) Gesualdo, Io parto e ...
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Madrigali - Musical Examples
... Stage 1 Madrigal Arcadelt, Ahime, dov'e bel viso, 1538 Stage 2 Madrigal (prima practica) Willaert, Aspro core e selvaggio, mid 1540s Stage 3 Madrigal (seconda practica) Gesualdo, Io ...

More definitions of "madrigal":

  • (noun): An unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form.