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date: 16 February 2019

madrigal 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Denis ArnoldDenis Arnold, Emma WakelinEmma Wakelin

The term ‘madrigal’ has two distinct applications. One is to a poetic form and its musical setting as a secular song cultivated in Italy in the 14th century; the other is to a type of secular song that flourished in Italy in the 16th and early 17th centuries, also spreading to most other European countries, one of the most important genres of the late Renaissance. These two types are not related in anything other than name.... ...

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