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The ballata is an Italian poetic and musical form in use from the late 13th to the 15th century. It has the musical structure AbbaA, with the first and last stanzas having the same texts. It is thus most similar to the French musical 'forme fixe' virelai. The first and last "A" is called a ripresa, the "b" lines are piedi, while the fourth line is called a "volta". Longer ballate may be found in the form AbbaAbbaA, etc. Unlike the virelai, the two "b" lines usually have exactly the same music and only in later ballate pick up the first and second endings. The term comes from the verb ballare, to dance, and the form certainly began as dance music.

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Google previewMedieval Italy (2004)

An Encyclopedia by Christopher Kleinhenz

A ballata is a poetic and musical form. This brief lyric consists of an initial stanza with a unique meter and rhyme scheme, called the ripresa or ritomello (refrain), followed by one or more stanzas with a common meter and rhyme scheme.

Google previewRoutledge Revivals (2017)

Medieval Italy (2004): An Encyclopedia - by Christopher Kleinhenz

A ballata is a poetic and musical form. This brief lyric consists of an initial stanza with a unique meter and rhyme scheme, called the ripresa or ritomello (refrain), followed by one or more stanzas with a common meter and rhyme scheme.

Google previewPainted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy

'" An early ballata is a call to women to ...

Google previewThe "lady" in Comparisons from the Poetry of the "dolce Stil Nuovo." (1916)

by Thomas Addis Emmet Moseley

The whole ballata is a detailed idealization of the lady which begins with the announcement of v. 18 and becomes more and more effective as the expressions in the second and third stanzas follow. 17. Dir li potrd: tcnea A'angel ...

Google previewA History of Music in Western Culture (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Ballata: The ballata is an Italian poetic and musical form, which was in use from the late 13th to the 15th century. It has the musical structure ...

Google previewMusic, An Appreciation (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The ballata is an Italian poetic and musical form, which was in use from the late 13th to the 15th century. It has the musical structure AbbaA, with the Joseph Choir Performance Historically informed performance first and last stanzas.

Google previewDante Encyclopedia (2010)

by Richard Lansing

Dante notesthatthe excellence of the canzone canbe measured in part by the fact that it is complete in itself, requiringno external aids, unlike the ballata, which must have the accompaniment ofdancers.

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

From the mid- 14th century, the ballata was also cultivated as art song; surviving examples reveal no connection with the dance. The kallata of the 14th century is formally similar to the contemporaneous French *virelai (not * ballade).

Google previewA Dictionary of Music, Theoretical and Practical (1813)

To which is Prefixed a Familiar Introduction to the First Principles of that Science by Thomas Busby

A BALLATA. (Ital.) In the manner of a ballad. A song, duet, &c. is said to be composed a ballata, when its general construction resembles that of a ballad. The term also ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Music (1801)

To which is Prefixed a Familiar Introduction to the First Principles of that Science by Thomas Busby

A BALLATA. (Ital.) In t/zc manner of a ballad. A song, duet, ,&c. is said to be composed a ballata, when its general Construction resembles that of a ballad. The term also ...

Google previewComplete dictionary of music ... (1827)

by Thomas Busby

A ballata. ( Ital. ) In the manner of a ballad. A song, duet, &c. is said to be composed a ballata, when its general construction resembles that of a ballad. The term also ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

See also Chanson, Bar form, Ballata, Trouvere, Troubadour. (2) [Ger.] A narrative poem or song in German, or an instrumental work associated with a narrative poem. Related to the folk *ballad, the German Ballade flourished as a literary and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Choral Music (2010)

by Melvin P. Unger

BALLATA. Italian dance song and poetic-musical form of the 1300s. The form of the ballata corresponds to that of the French virelai: AbbaA, where letters designate musical units, and the use of uppercase letters indicates repetition of text as ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Derivations, Or, An Introduction to Etymology, on a New Plan (1872)

by Robert Sullivan

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Google previewStokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians (1909)

Covering the Entire Period of Musical History from the Earliest Times to the Season of 1908-09 by Leander Jan Bekker

ballata), but was early applied to the narrative verses, sometimes of interminable length, sung by the Anglo-Saxon " Sceop " or bard, who was generally the author of both words and music. Much of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medieval Literature (2000)

by Robert T. Lambdin, Laura C. Lambdin

The ballata, however, was sung by many voices. During the papacy of *Innocent IH (1198-1216), the church attained ...

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