stile rappresentativo

STEE-lay rah-pree-sen-tah-TEE-voe
[Italian]
A style of singing developed in the early Italian operas of the late 16th century that is more expressive than speech, but not as melodious as song. It is a dramatic recitative style of the early Baroque era in which melodies move freely over a foundation of simple chords.

Example

Giulio Caccini: Amarilli mia bella


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