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Romanesca was a song form popular from the mid 16th to early 17th centuries. It was most popular with Italian composers of the early Baroque period. It was also used by vihuelistas including Luis de Narváez, Alonso Mudarra, Enríquez de Valderrábano, and Diego Pisador.

  • also known as 羅曼尼斯卡

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Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

romanesca 353 volume, and violent stage antics; thrash, death metal, and speed metal, more extreme and still angrier versions of heavy metal; blues rock, solid, intensely rhythmic, electrically amplified blues, with vocal styles heavily influenced by soul music; country rock, a combination of rock rhythms with largely southern rural white folk music, with elements of gospel music; punk rock, later called new wave or hardcore, uncomplicated, rough, percussive rock with lyrics expressing ...

Google previewDictionary of Music (1983)

by Theodore Karp

Romanesca (S): a Spanish song of the mid-1 6th century by the title O guardame las vacas. A stylized simplification of the bass was used as the foundation for many instrumental and vocal variations of the late renaissance and early baroque. Romantic music: the music of c.1820 to c.1910. The Romantic composers enlarged the classical genres of sonata, symphony, and opera, and contributed to a brilliant flowering of accompanied song and instrumental miniatures. During this period ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

Q - Z ; 1 by Hensleigh Wedgwood

which grew out of Latin in the different provinces of the Empire, and the name is preserved in the native designation of the dialects spoken in the Grisons and in "VVallachia, Rumonsch or Ru- mauntsch, and Romanesca. The Walloon dialect was (in Ducange's time) called by the Belgians la langne Romane, and the parts of Flanders and Brabant where it was spoken, le Roman pays.

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Music ... Second edition, with additions and improvements (1806)

by Thomas BUSBY

Some writers intimate, that it is the same with the Romanesca ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Romanesca. A harmonic bass, widely used for the composition of arie per cantar and dance variations from the middle of the 1 6th through the 1 7th centuries [see Ex. 1]. Its provenance is uncertain; extant sources indicate that musicians in both Italy and Spain played a significant role in its early history. Because in arie per cantar singers improvised discant tunes to the bass pattern, many different discant melodies are found in extant versions of the romanesca.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

As Alfredo Bosi has aptly put it, Alencar's twenty-one novels represent a suma romanesca of nineteenth-century Brazil (137).

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the Violin (2013)

by Alberto Bachmann

Romanesca (It.) . Romance. Romantique (Fr.) . Romantic. Rondeau (Fr.). See rondo. Rondo. A very early form of musical composition which has a symmetrical or rounded form, owing to the return of the principal subject after new matter has been introduced. Rubato (It.). Stolen; as tempo ruba\ to— one note ...

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Scrabble value of R1O1M3A1N1E1S1C3A1

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