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madrigalism

MA-dri-gahl-izm

[English]

A term used to describe the illustrative devices used particularly in madrigals. This includes text painting, for example: changing the texture, tone, range, or volume to musically depict what the text is describing.

See Also

[English] madrigal
[English] madrigal choir

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Last Updated: 2013-02-14 19:16:14