Noun(1) an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices; follows a strict poetic form
Verb(1) sing madrigals
(1) In Martin's mind, the madrigal was mainly a chamber contrapuntal form, best suited to small homogeneous forces and not necessarily limited to voices.(2) The Silver Swan is a madrigal that many of us have sung, but it is unlikely that Gibbons would have minded hearing it played as an instrumental piece - he himself suggested that his madrigals could by played by viols instead.(3) From the late 1580s onwards, the ├ö├ç├┐craze├ö├ç├û for the madrigal , scored for a cappella voices or accompanied by one or more lutes, almost exactly mirrored the contemporary enthusiasm for the sonnet.(4) The form traveled all over Europe, and became particularly popular in England, where an accompanied variation of the madrigal , the lute song, took hold around the time of Shakespeare.(5) I bought this record on the back of their wonderful Madra, which was unaccompanied madrigals and other such stuff.(6) Much of its music is in the ├ö├ç├┐speech-song├ö├ç├û of the stile rappresentativo (as the title has it, ├ö├ç├┐per recitar cantando├ö├ç├û), but there are also madrigalian , strophic, and dance-like songs and simple, effective choruses.(7) A few pieces of Italian polyphony and a couple of madrigals into their first rehearsal, someone pointed out that they had a concert coming up but no conductor.(8) She asserts that the music from this period demands a style of singing not unlike that of the Renaissance madrigals .(9) Without too much artistic licence, we can imagine a group entertaining themselves after a meal by madrigals sung together and the going on to celebrate mass the next morning with the same group of people now singing mass itself.(10) In general Newman feels that Rossi's madrigals are in an earlier style of composers such as Luca Marenzio.(11) The Turin tablatures contain a similar range of music notated in new German keyboard tablature rather than staff notation, including transcriptions of motets and madrigals as well as idiomatic keyboard music.(12) The development from Orfeo to those two masterpieces is astonishing, and one can only speculate from the composer's madrigals and sacred music how it all happened.(13) By common consent, Thomas Weelkes is regarded as one of the greatest and most creative of the English madrigalists .(14) The singers' repertoire ranges from sixties pop songs to madrigals and audience participation is always encouraged.(15) Rubbra is justly associated with symphonic music and a pure, distinctive style of choral writing that owes so much to his study of and deep affection for the polyphonic style of Elizabethan madrigalists .(16) He is the brilliant madrigalist who is the secular counterpoint to Palestrina's career in the churches of Rome.
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