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  • noun Plural form of rondeau.


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  • The chanson texts are often excerpted from longer poems such as rondeaux, but the borrowing may be less straightforward than simply using a refrain; it is often a stanza from within a poem or a selection of lines from various stanzas, not necessarily in order.

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  • All but one of the nine French-texted songs that carry Prioris's name are rondeaux although one survives with only a text incipit.

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  • Four rondeaux appear in mostly French sources dating from the 1480s and 1490s, and the remaining three may well have been composed before the turn of the century, although their earliest source was compiled in the early 16th century.

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  • At first he wrote nothing but verse -- society verse, ballades, rondeaux, topical verse, and parodies in verse and prose, and then burlesques of books, such as the capital imitation of "The Tale of Two Telegrams" (a "Dolly Dialogue" in the manner of "Anthony Hope"), p. 97, Vol. CVII.,

    The History of "Punch"

  • This great soldier was a man of many accomplishments, an ardent musician as well as a poet; and his leisure was passed chiefly in composing ballads, rondeaux, and virelays.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • Sur les Métamorphoses d’Ovide, mises en rondeaux par Benserade

    Rondeau. Sur les Métamorphoses d'Ovide, mises en rondeaux par Benserade

  • Sur les Métamorphoses d'Ovide, mises en rondeaux par Benserade.

    Rondeau. Sur les Métamorphoses d'Ovide, mises en rondeaux par Benserade

  • It is in the sombre years of the fourteenth century that the new era of poetry begins, and Guillaume de Machault is the name usually associated with the first effusion of that deplorable cataract of ballades and rondeaux.


  • It is from these rather complicated forms of verse that the ballades and rondeaux of Villon and Marot are descended.


  • And yet in a sense, music is a love-food -- in the sense I mean, that there is love-nourishment in tubes of paint, which can perpetuate your beauty, my fair readeress; or in ink-bottles all ebon with Portuguese sonnets and erotic rondeaux; or in tubs of plaster of Paris, or in bargain-counterfuls of dress goods to add the last word to a woman's beauty.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2


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