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- n. Plural form of canzona.
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I'm told that the recording of Gabrieli's canzonas and sacrae symphoniae with the Chicago, Cleveland and Philly brass from the 1960s is entirely incorrect.
They were viewed as ideal models for instrumental canzonas during the second half of the 16th century; Ung gay bergier survives in 28 arrangements for lute or keyboard.
This is music for a church that pretended to splendor and pomp; there were instrumental canzonas before and during the Mass, and somo portions of the service were sung with instrumental accompaniment.
What the book lacks is an insert of a tape or compact disc of Gabrieli canzonas, Monteverdi madrigals, and Vivaldi concertos.
Performed by the Canadian Brass, his intricate and layered sonatas and canzonas go down like eggnog: mellow and sweet.