American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrumental or vocal composition with a tender melody in a moderately slow rhythm, suggestive of traditional shepherds' music and idyllic rural life.
- n. A dramatic performance or opera, popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, that was based on a rural theme or subject.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: A variety of opera or cantata in which idyllic or rustic scenes predominate, the dramatic interest usually being slight. The name is sometimes extended to an instrumental work of similar character.
- n. A vocal or instrumental piece in triple rhythm, often with a drone-bass, in which a studied simplicity or an actual imitation of rustic sounds suggests pastoral life and its emotions.
- n. Same as pastourelle.
- n. a play or a musical product which has a pastoral subject
- n. art that is suggestive of pastoral themes
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A composition in a soft, rural style, generally in 6-8 or 12-8 time.
- n. A kind of dance; a kind of figure used in a dance.
- n. a musical composition that evokes rural life
- Italian, of herdsmen, pastorale, from Latin pāstōrālis; see pastoral. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The pastorale was another form which flourished from the twelfth to the sixteenth century, sometimes having religious texts and then again voicing secular sentiments.”
“Roger Viollet/Getty Images The composer Gioacchino Rossini Now the flute raindrops turn into a birdlike motif for solo flute leading into a beautiful pastorale section in the brighter key of G-major.”
“Cf., for example, Bishop Manuel Larrain Errazuriz of Talca, Chile, President of CELAM, Lettre pastorale sur le developpement et la paix .”
“«Il neige sur le cinéma», in which he discusses snow in the films of Georges Méliès, Jean Renoir, Charlie Chaplin, Leopold Lindtberg, René Clair, Robert Flaherty, and especially La Symphonie pastorale, Jean Delannoy's film based on Gide's novella?”
“In brani come Gut Of The Quantifier si evidenzia la parentela del loro sound con gli esperimenti della scuola minimalista, in particolare quelli dei Sonic Youth; mentre in altri un tribalismo surreale (What You Need) o una ballata pastorale”
“In 1954, Martin Luther King accepted the pastorale of the Dexter”
“Reymundi; Liber de vitiis et virtutibus et pastorale.”
“LA PASTORALE seems to be an inversion of _la Trenise_, except that in nineteen cases out of twenty, the waistcoat, tip, camellia and wristbands, seem to undergo intense mental torture; for if there be such a thing as "poetry of motion," _pastorale_ must be the "Inferno of Dancing.”
“The impartial assembly was as cold at the tragedie-pastorale itself.”
“Russian composer, has given us in his symphony "Antar" a tone picture of this Arabian Negro's life that opens and closes with an atmospheric eastern pastorale of great beauty.”
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